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Definition of burrow verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they burrow
    he / she / it burrows
    past simple burrowed
    -ing form burrowing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to make a hole or a tunnel in the ground by digging synonym dig (+ adv./prep.) Earthworms burrow deep into the soil. moles burrowing away underground burrow something + adv./prep. The rodent burrowed its way into the sand.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to press yourself close to someone or under something + adv./prep. He burrowed down beneath the blankets. burrow something + adv./prep. She burrowed her face into his chest.
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to search for something under or among things She burrowed in the drawer for a pair of socks. He was afraid that they would burrow into his past.
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