- 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[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[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.
NAmE//ˈbəroʊ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they burrow
he / she / it burrows
past simple burrowed
-ing form burrowing