how to pronounce underpin


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underpin is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of underpin in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… that this is what underpin our belief in …”

meanings of underpin


  1. To give support to; to corroborate.
  2. To support from below with props or masonry.

underpin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word underpin occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics underpin can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that underpin can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

4) people, society, and culture;

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