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- 1Beneath the surface of the ground: miners working undergroundMore example sentences
- Rescue operations can be lengthy and often members spend hours underground and on the surface in cold and wet conditions.
- It develops its root system for about ten years underground before it surfaces.
- The tunnelling will take place so deep underground that nobody will hear it on the surface.
- 1.1In or into secrecy or hiding, especially as a result of carrying out subversive political activities: many were forced to go underground by the governmentMore example sentences
- You know, just in case I might really need to go underground some day.
- Once we decided to go underground we had to find money and food and the means to carry out the actions.
- The state, like much of the nation as a whole, had a long history of underground industrial activity, especially in times of civil and military conflict.
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- 1Situated beneath the surface of the ground: an underground car parkMore example sentences
- It's proposed to extend the existing car park and to provide underground car parking beneath the rear of the cinema.
- Suddenly, with a terrific roar that shook the ground, the underground tank beneath the gas pumps exploded.
- It has been reveal that plans for an underground bus park, beneath the current bingo hall, is one of the options currently in the melting pot.
- 1.1Relating to or denoting the secret activities of people working to subvert an established order: Czech underground literatureMore example sentences
clandestine, secret, surreptitious, covert, undercover, private, confidential, closet, hole-and-corner, cloak-and-dagger, hugger-mugger, back-alley, backstair, stealthy, conspiratorial, concealed, hidden, shrouded; sneaky, sly, underhand, shifty, furtive; resistance, subversive, guerrilla, mercenary, revolutionary, rebellious, dissident, insurgent, insurrectionary, renegade, mutinous; Military black• informal hush-hush
- He became an underground activist when he was a 20 year old student.
- The reality is that, before decriminalisation, most of the activity was underground, outside the law, and not counted.
- He even argued with anarchist friends for the establishment of an underground organisation to continue illegal anti-war propaganda once conflict broke out.
- 1.2Relating to or denoting a group or movement seeking to explore alternative forms of lifestyle or artistic expression; radical and experimental: the New York underground art sceneMore example sentences
- The subject matter, style and revolutionary nature of the underground art scene of the 60's would forever change the media of the future generations.
- He writes about the alternative music scene for an underground magazine, and hangs out with the likes of rappers and punk bands.
- Waters managed to get his films screened in New York, where they soon became mandatory viewing for those in the underground art scene.
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- 1 (often the Underground) British An underground railway, especially the one in London: travel chaos on the Underground
- 2A group or movement organized secretly to work against an existing regime: the French undergroundMore example sentences
- She got involved in the socialist underground, producing leaflets and intervening in strikes.
- Activists are aiming to build on the general feeling over the issue to get support across the underground for the dispute.
- The solidarity of the underground was deeper than the fear of secret police my countrymen shared.
- 2.1A group or movement seeking to explore alternative forms of lifestyle or artistic expression: the late sixties undergroundMore example sentences
- The mad collision of cultures and styles found in these tracks represents the alternative underground's resistance to that conservatism.
- There is a world of information being shared digitally however in the latest revolutionary attempt by the artistic and literary underground.
- The California underground has long been a breeding ground for forward-thinking hip-hop.
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- Lay (cables) below ground level: sections of electricity line had been undergrounded (as noun undergrounding) the environment secretary ordered the undergrounding of cablesMore example sentences
- The City of Laguna is undergrounding all the ugly wires and utility poles.