underground river meaning, underground river definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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The adverb is pronounced ^ndərgraʊnd. The noun and adjective are pronounced ^ndərgraʊnd.     
1       adv   Something that is underground is below the surface of the ground.  
ADV after v  
Solid low-level waste will be disposed of deep underground..., The plane hit so hard that one engine was buried 16 feet underground.     
      Underground is also an adjective., adj   ADJ n  
...a run-down shopping area with an underground car park., ...underground water pipes.     
2       n-sing   Theunderground in a city is the railway system in which electric trains travel below the ground in tunnels.  
  (BRIT)   the N, also by N  
...a woman alone in the underground waiting for a train..., He crossed London by underground...     
in AM, use subway     
3       n-sing   In a country which is controlled by an enemy or has a harsh government, the underground is an organized group of people who are involved in illegal activities against the people in power.  
the N  
These US dollars were smuggled into the country during the war, to aid the underground.     
4       adj   Underground groups and activities are secret because their purpose is to oppose the government and they are illegal.  
ADJ n  
They are accused of organising and financing an underground youth movement.     
5       adv   If you go underground, you hide from the authorities or the police because your political ideas or activities are illegal.  
ADV after v  
After the violent clashes of 1981 they either went underground or left the country.     
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a river in western France, an indirect tributary of la Loire.
Le Loir river begins in the Eure-et-Loir département.
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