Language: Old English
Origin: byrgan


Related topics: Death
bur‧y W3 past tense and past participle buried, present participle burying, third person singular buries [transitive]

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.


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 buried alive.


[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.

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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