- 1in or to a lower position than someone or something; under someone or something They found the body buried beneath a pile of leaves. The boat sank beneath the waves.
- 2not good enough for someone He considers such jobs beneath him. They thought she had married beneath her (= married a man of lower social status).
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Her careful makeup hid the signs of age beneath.
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