One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Submerged; flooded.‘the causeway was under water’
flooded, covered with water, under waterView synonyms
- ‘He said the flood plain encroached on to the land, which was near Selby Dam, and was currently under water.’
- ‘He still has 60 acres of winter corn under water, a lot of which will drown out and have to be re-sown.’
- ‘Other residents were still coming to terms with the fact that the ground floors of their homes are under water.’
- ‘A little over 40 years ago this part of the Netherlands was still under water.’
- ‘Within weeks, both areas lay under water after the River Derwent burst its banks.’
- ‘Then I was under water and one of the loungers was above me, stopping me reaching the surface.’
- ‘Because most of the Aegean region is under water any regional correlations are necessarily speculative.’
- ‘The lounge bar is under water and so are the two ground floor bedrooms.’
- ‘She said her rice and corn field was under water so she walked miles to town to try to get food.’
- ‘Even in the height of summer the field is almost permanently under water and too wet for British cattle.’
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