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underlie

transitive verb

forms as lie2 2
  • 1 (lie under) See examples:underlie something
    unter etwas Dat. liegen
  • 2 [figurative] (be [at] the basis of) See examples:underlie something
    einer Sache Dat. zugrunde liegen
    underlying cause of something
    eigentliche Ursache für etwas

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