under/below strength

Definition of under/below strength

chiefly British
:having less than the usual number of people in a group, army, team, etc.
  • The team is under/below strength today.

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

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

  3. : 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

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

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

below play
  1. : in or to a lower place

  2. : on earth

  3. : in or to Hades or hell

  1. : lower in place, rank, or value than : under

  2. : down river from

  3. : south of

  1. : something that is below

  1. : written or discussed lower on the same page or on a following page

strength play
  1. : the quality or state of being strong : capacity for exertion or endurance

  2. : power to resist force : solidity, toughness

  3. : power of resisting attack : impregnability


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