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un·der·line

underline

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb, noun)
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.
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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