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Definition of quarry verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈkwɑri//
    [transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quarry
    he / she / it quarries
    past simple quarried
    -ing form quarrying
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  1. to take stone, etc. out of a quarry quarry something (from/out of something) The local rock is quarried from the hillside. quarry (for) something The area is being quarried for limestone.
    noun [uncountable] There has been quarrying in the area for centuries.
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