Underground



adverb
1.
beneath the surface of the ground:
traveling underground by subway.
2.
in concealment or secrecy; not openly:
subversion carried on underground.
adjective
3.
existing, situated, operating, or taking place beneath the surface of the ground.
4.
used, or for use, underground.
5.
hidden or secret; not open:
underground political activities.
6.
published or produced by political or social radicals or nonconformists:
an underground newspaper.
7.
avant-garde; experimental:
an underground movie.
8.
critical of or attacking the established society or system:
underground opinion.
9.
of or for nonconformists; unusual:
an underground vegetarian restaurant.
noun
10.
the place or region beneath the surface of the ground.
11.
an underground space or passage.
12.
a secret organization fighting the established government or occupation forces:
He fought in the French underground during the Nazi occupation of France.
13.
(often initial capital letter) a movement or group existing outside the establishment and usually reflecting unorthodox, avant-garde, or radical views.
14.
Chiefly British. a subway system.
verb (used with object)
15.
to place beneath the surface of the ground:
to underground utility lines.
adjective (ˈʌndəˌɡraʊnd)
1.
occurring, situated, or used below ground level: an underground tunnel, an underground explosion
2.
secret; hidden: underground activities
adverb (ˌʌndəˈɡraʊnd)
3.
going below ground level: the tunnel led underground
4.
into hiding or secrecy: the group was driven underground
noun (ˈʌndəˌɡraʊnd)
5.
a space or region below ground level
6.

a movement dedicated to overthrowing a government or occupation forces, as in the European countries occupied by the German army in World War II
(as modifier): an underground group

7.
the underground, an electric passenger railway operated in underground tunnels US and Canadian equivalent subway
8.
(usually preceded by the)

any avant-garde, experimental, or subversive movement in popular art, films, music, etc
(as modifier): the underground press, underground music

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