under the circumstances

Definition of under the circumstances

  1. :  in this specific situation There is nothing we can do under the circumstances.

Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

circumstanceplay circumstances
  1. :  a condition, fact, or event accompanying, conditioning, or determining another :  an essential or inevitable concomitant

    :  a subordinate or accessory (see 2accessory 2) fact or detail

    :  a piece of evidence that indicates the probability or improbability of an event (such as a crime)


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