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Topic: DEATH

Language: Old English
Origin: byrgan

bury

verb
     
bur‧y W3 past tense and past participle buried, present participle burying, third person singular buries [transitive]
1

dead person

MX to put someone who has died in a grave
bury somebody in/at etc something
He was buried in the churchyard of St Mary's.
2

object

to put something under the ground, often in order to hide it:
Electric cables are buried beneath the streets.
3

fall on something

[usually in passive] to fall on top of someone or something, usually harming or destroying them
be buried under/beneath etc something
The skiers were buried under the snow.
57 miners were buried alive.
4

hidden

[usually in passive] to cover something so that it cannot be found:
His glasses were buried under a pile of papers.
5

feeling/memory

to ignore a feeling or memory and pretend that it does not exist:
a deeply buried memory
6

bury your face/head etc (in something)

to press your face etc into something soft:
Noel buried his face in the pillow.
7

bury your face/head in your hands

to cover your face with your hands because you are very upset
8

bury your head in the sand

to ignore an unpleasant situation and hope it will stop if you do not think about it
9

bury the hatchet/bury your differences

to agree to stop arguing about something and become friends
10

in a surface

to push something, especially something sharp, into something else with a lot of force
bury something in something
The dog buried its teeth in my leg.
The bullet buried itself in the wall.
11

bury yourself in your work/studies etc

to give all your attention to something:
After the divorce, she buried herself in her work.
12

information

to put a fact or information somewhere in a larger document so that it is unlikely to be found or read:
The story was buried at the back of the paper.
13

loved one

literary to have someone you love die:
She had buried her husband, two sons, and a daughter.

➔ be dead and buried

at dead1 (14)
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