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(past and past participle underlaid) [with object]
place something under (something else), especially to support or raise it:the green fields are underlaid with limestone figurativea whine underlaid by an occasional choking sob
something placed under or behind something else, especially material laid under a carpet for protection or support. Music the manner in which the words are fitted to the notes in a piece of vocal music.