Definition of quarry verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    quarry

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈkwɔri//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkwɑri//
     
    [transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quarry
     
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    he / she / it quarries
     
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    past simple quarried
     
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    -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.
  2.  
    noun [uncountable] There has been quarrying in the area for centuries.
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