How to use
past tense and past participle
, present participle
, third person singular
to put someone who has died in a
bury somebody in/at etc something
He was buried in the churchyard of St Mary's.
to put something under the ground, often in order to hide it
Electric cables are buried beneath the streets.
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
usually in passive
to cover something so that it cannot be found
His glasses were buried under a pile of papers.
to ignore a feeling or memory and pretend that it does not exist
a deeply buried memory
bury your face/head etc (in something)
to press your face etc into something soft
Noel buried his face in the pillow.
bury your face/head in your hands
to cover your face with your hands because you are very upset
bury your head in the sand
to ignore an unpleasant situation and hope it will stop if you do not think about it
bury the hatchet/bury your differences
to agree to stop arguing about something and become friends
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.
bury yourself in your work/studies etc
to give all your attention to something
After the divorce, she buried herself in her work.
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.
to have someone you love die
She had buried her husband, two sons, and a daughter.
➔ be dead and buried
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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