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underground British & World English

Beneath the surface of the ground

underground English Thesaurus

they drove up the ramp from the underground car park

the Underground in underground British & World English

An underground railway, especially the one in London

underground mutton British & World English

The meat of rabbit as food

Velvet Underground British & World English

A US rock group formed in 1965, unsuccessful in the 1960s but extremely influential since their dissolution and probably best known for their first album, The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967), produced in association with Andy Warhol. The backing to the songs of vocalist Lou Reed (1944–2013) displayed the avant-garde influences of classically trained viola player John Cale (b.1942)

underground economy British & World English

North American term for black economy.

Underground Railroad British & World English

(In the US) a secret network for helping slaves escape from the South to the North and Canada in the years before the American Civil War