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underlie
American English: /ˌəndərˈlaɪ/
British English: /ʌndəˈlʌɪ/

Translation of underlie in Spanish:

transitive verb 3rd person singular present of -lies present participle -lying past tense of -lay past participle of -lain

  • 1 (account for, form basis of)
    haber debajo de
    subyacer a
    Example sentences
    • Well let me take the larger issue that I think underlies the question.
    • But I suspect that what underlies these concerns is a deeper fear about the loss of a sort of stability in the region which they helped craft and maintain.
    • If justiciability is the real issue underlying these terms then this should be faced directly.
  • 2 (be physically underneath)
    subyacer a
    haber debajo de
    Example sentences
    • Most of the mowed fields in the central part of the park are underlain with soil.
    • Canadian vineyards are planted on a wide variety of soil types underlain by diverse bedrock geology.
    • Steep slopes underlain by stony soils form appealing vineyard sites, but they can be susceptible to rapid soil erosion during storms.

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