Definition of 'underworld'
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These are tools of the criminal underworld. The Sun (2014)The hit on him caused an earthquake in the criminal underworld. Times, Sunday Times (2010)No one in the criminal underworld will know her name or address. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My book shows that worries about the criminal underworld have long been with us. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Middle-class growers often make a big show about how their activities bypass the criminal underworld. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But this painting also draws him into a murky criminal underworld. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She gets on the blower to her underworld boss. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What saved me in jail was that a powerful underworld boss took pity on me and protected me. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But his frantic search only pulls himself further into the murky French underworld. The Sun (2010)The history of the city 's underworld is amazing. The Sun (2010)The two underworld enforcers were last month sentenced in their absence to a minimum 22 years for conspiracy. The Sun (2012)In some cases they were backed up by underworld figures, rather as street gangs fight over geographical territory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Rumours in the criminal underworld suggest that Basil is so secretive that his own wife would not know of his involvement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An agency set up to target leading underworld figures is costing four times more to run than it recovers, figures will show today. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was 78 and one of the last of a breed of underworld figures who became a figure of criminal folklore in his own lifetime. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But Glasgow's criminal underworld is not about to let him go without a fight. Times, Sunday Times (2014)By night, he is a poet of the city 's underworld. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He dreams of becoming a photographer, but is drawn time and time again into the city 's criminal underworld. The Sun (2009)AN underworld boss whose network has smuggled thousands of illegal immigrants into Britain is exposed today by a Sun investigation. The Sun (2016)
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British English: underworld NOUN
The underworld in a city is the organized crime there and the people who are involved in it.
...an underworld of criminals.
Definition of underworld from the Collins English Dictionary
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