Related topics: Death
bur‧y W3 past tense and past participle buried, present participle burying, third person singular buries [transitive]
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.
to put something under the ground, often in order to hide it:
Electric cables are buried beneath the streets.
to fall on top of someone or something, usually harming or destroying them
fall on something[usually in passive]
be buried under/beneath etc something
The skiers were buried under the snow.
57 miners were buried alive.
to cover something so that it cannot be found:
hidden[usually in passive]
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
to press your face etc into something soft:
Noel buried his face in the pillow.
to cover your face with your hands because you are very upset
to ignore an unpleasant situation and hope it will stop if you do not think about it
to agree to stop arguing about something and become friends
to push something, especially something sharp, into something else with a lot of force
in a surface
bury something in something
The dog buried its teeth in my leg.
The bullet buried itself in the wall.
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.