Definition of underbrush
1 : shrubs, bushes, or small trees growing beneath large trees in a wood or forest : brush
2 : a tangled, obstructing, or impeding mass
Examples of underbrush in a Sentence
We made our way through the thick underbrush.
Recent Examples of underbrush from the Web
But the slave cemetery, a few dozen yards away, offers few clues beyond the plain stones and shallow impressions barely visible in the underbrush.
Twenty-year-old Michael Doherty, of Franklin, was found dead last month in dense woods and thick underbrush near Interstate 495.
To the left, the woods were dense and unruly, a tangle of wayward underbrush and fallen tree limbs.
Stanley showed me an old tunnel, barely visible in the underbrush, through which miners in the nineteenth century hauled stone from the quarry’s original pit, on the other side of a tree-covered rise.
A news photographer snapped a picture of his men dragging his body out of the underbrush.
Now, he's gone sleuthing through the underbrush of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.
Others have suggested rebuilding dense underbrush, which would give small mammals more cover to hide, while drawing back dingo populations to prey on the cats—though that could put ranchers’ livestock at greater risk as well.
But many Republicans now say Mr. Trump is only accelerating the flight of minority voters to the Democratic Party, like dry underbrush feeds an Arizona wildfire.
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First Known Use of underbrush
UNDERBRUSH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of underbrush for English Language Learners
: plants, bushes, and small trees growing under larger trees in a forest
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Definition of underbrush for Students
: shrubs and small trees growing among large trees
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