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Definition of quarry noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈkwɑri//
    (pl. quarries)
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  1. 1[countable] a place where large amounts of stone, etc. are dug out of the ground a slate quarry the site of a disused quarry compare mine
  2. 2[singular] an animal or a person that is being hunted or followed synonym prey The hunters lost sight of their quarry in the forest. The photographers pursued their quarry through the streets.
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