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underlay

verb
past tense of underlie

Synonyms & Antonyms of underlay

1 to lie underneath
  • A layer of rock underlies the topsoil.

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2 to form the basis or foundation of (something, such as an idea)
  • The assumption that underlies their argument is faulty.

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The first known use of underlay was before the 12th century

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“Underlay.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/underlay. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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