Definición de underground en inglés:


Silabificación: un·der·ground


Pronunciación: /ˌəndərˈground
  • 1Beneath the surface of the ground: miners working underground
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    • 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 government
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    • 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.
    into hiding, into seclusion, undercover, to earth, to ground


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  • 1Situated beneath the surface of the ground: underground parking garages
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    • 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.
    subterranean, buried, sunken, subsurface, basement
  • 1.1Of or relating to the secret activities of people working to subvert an established order: Czech underground literature
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    • 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.
    clandestine, secret, surreptitious, covert, undercover, closet, cloak-and-dagger, back-alley, backstairs, black-market, hidden, sneaky, furtive; resistance, subversive
    informal hush-hush
  • 1.2Of or denoting a group or movement seeking to explore alternative forms of lifestyle or artistic expression; radical and experimental: the New York underground art scene
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    • 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.
    alternative, radical, revolutionary, unconventional, unorthodox, avant-garde, counterculture, experimental, innovative


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  • 1A group or movement organized secretly to work against an existing regime: I got involved with the French underground
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    • 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.
  • 1.1A group or movement seeking to explore alternative forms of lifestyle or artistic expression: the late-sixties underground
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    • 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.
  • 2 (the Underground) British A subway, especially the one in London: travel chaos on the Underground
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    • The Undergrounds were packed like canned sardines.
    • In Camden Town, I'll meet you by the Underground.
    • I then got the Underground and the train to Westcliff.

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