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English noun: underlay

1. underlay (artifact) a pad placed under a carpet

Synonymscarpet pad, rug pad, underlayment

Broader (hypernym)pad

Narrower (hyponym)underfelt

English verb: underlay

1. underlay (motion) raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type

SamplesUnderlay the plate.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

Domain categoryprinting, printing process

2. underlay (contact) put (something) under or beneath

SamplesThey underlaid the shingles with roofing paper.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

3. underlay (consumption) provide with a base, support, lining, or backing

SamplesUnderlay the boards with joists.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply

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