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un·der·line

underline

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: uhn dr laIn [or] uhn dr laIn
inflections: underlined, underlines, underlining
definition 1: to draw a line under (something written) so as to draw attention to or mark for italicizing.
The child underlined the words in the story that she didn't understand.Titles of books should be underlined or put in italics.
similar words:
line, underscore
definition 2: to emphasize.
In her speech, the governor underlined the importance of creating jobs.
similar words:
stress, underscore
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: uhn dr laIn
definition: a line drawn under something written.
similar words:
underscore
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