work beneath (someone or something)

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work beneath (someone or something)

1. To perform some work while physically underneath someone or something. I tried to ignore the party in the apartment above me, but trying to work beneath such noisy people was driving me crazy. Why don't you work beneath the awning? You're getting soaked in that rain.
2. To perform some work on something that is beneath or on the underside of something else. The mechanic spotted an issue with the fan belt when he was working beneath the hood of the car. Working beneath the house has revealed some major problems with the foundation.
3. To work in an inferior position to someone else; to report to someone in a higher position of authority. You'll be working beneath Sarah for this project, as she has the most experience with the system. I work directly beneath the Attorney General, so you can direct all of your questions to me.
See also: beneath, work