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underline
American English: /ˌəndərˈlaɪn/
British English: /ʌndəˈlʌɪn/

Translation of underline in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (word/mistake)
    subrayar
    (difference/importance/necessity)
    subrayar
    destacar
    hacer hincapié en
    Example sentences
    • Copy the articles or excerpts by hand underlining those words and phrases that you think are significant in the creation of mood and/or atmosphere.
    • Please indicate italics by underlining and indicate boldface by drawing a wavy line beneath the affected characters.
    • For some that meant moving from writing each idea on a separate line to using headers and underlining vocabulary words.
    Example sentences
    • Nevertheless, the sale seemed to underline their minor status.
    • The television figures underline the sustained popularity of the annual broadcasts from the festival and this year's programme attracted over 56 per cent of the Irish audience at its peak.
    • These figures underline the fact that we are in the great boom in advertising for years, much greater than anything seen in 1999-2000.

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