go underground


: to start working in secret
The political party went underground after the new government took power.

Examples of go underground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of the high-tech advantages Israel enjoys above ground disappear when soldiers go underground. Laura Strickler, NBC News, 23 Oct. 2023 The move forced many feminists to self-censor or go underground. Jane Li, Quartz, 20 Oct. 2021 The Haunted Mine Drop is billed as the world's first drop ride to go underground, according to the park website. Amanda Jackson, CNN, 6 Sep. 2021 Dutch Resistance officer Joseph Piller (Claes Bang) leads the investigation into van Meegeren’s dealing with the Nazis, which is personal for him as a Jewish tailor who was forced to go underground during the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, 18 Nov. 2020 See Shakespeare's plays performed at The Globe, go underground to explore the Churchill War Rooms, and learn about royal dramas of yore at the Tower of London. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 12 Dec. 2022 With a threat as lucrative as ransomware, where attackers can afford to take weeks or months off to go underground and regroup, US officials are going to have to work even harder to get ahead of the game. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 23 Sep. 2021 Soon, to Shakespeare 5 What might thwart those plotting to go underground? Robyn Weintraub, The New Yorker, 5 Mar. 2021 And when levels advance and get darker and go underground, the music — a spacious, slap bass sound — gets more patient, prodding players to be more careful in their timing. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Go underground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20underground. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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