- 1bury somebody/something to place a dead body in a grave He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. (figurative) Their ambitions were finally dead and buried.
- 2bury somebody (old-fashioned) to lose someone by death She's 85 and has buried three husbands. hide in ground
- 3bury something to hide something in the ground buried treasure The dog had buried its bone in the garden. cover
- 4[often passive] to cover someone or something with soil, rocks, leaves, etc. bury somebody/something The house was buried under ten feet of snow. bury somebody/something + adj. The miners were buried alive when the tunnel collapsed.
- 5bury something to cover something so that it cannot be seen Your letter got buried under a pile of papers. He buried his face in his hands and wept. hide feeling
- 6bury something to ignore or hide a feeling, a mistake, etc. She had learned to bury her feelings. put deeply into something
- 7bury something (in something) to put something deeply into something else He walked slowly, his hands buried in his pockets. She always has her head buried in a book. Idioms
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NAmE//ˈbɛri//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bury
he / she / it buries
past simple buried
-ing form burying
to stop being unfriendly and become friends again After not speaking to each other for years, the two brothers decided to bury the hatchet.
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to refuse to admit that a problem exists or refuse to deal with it Phrasal Verbsbury yourself in something
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