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quarry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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quarryquar‧ry1 /ˈkwɒri $ ˈkwɔː-, ˈkwɑː-/ noun (plural quarries)  1 TI[countable] a place where large amounts of stone or sand are dug out of the ground a slate quarry2 [singular]DSO the person or animal that you are hunting or chasing Briefly, the hunter and his quarry glared at each other.
Examples from the Corpus
quarryMaggie likes to walk in the Red Deeps, a forested abandoned quarry, and Phillip Wakem encounters her there one afternoon.The hunter closed in on his quarry.Carrara's alps of marble could not match the limestone quarries near Wenlock Edge for sheer potential.The alternatives were either to make a massive quarry or to mine into the fell.It did so by contrasting the answers from two workers who were busily wielding sledgehammers in a rock quarry.After that, I just stayed out at the quarries.He'd spent days up on the cliff behind the quarry, watching them take off.There was a truck parked in front of the quarry.
quarryquarry2 verb (quarried, quarrying, quarries) [transitive]  to dig stone or sand from a quarryquarry something for something The rock here is quarried for building stones.quarry something from something Chalk is quarried from the surrounding area.quarrying noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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quarryThe Romans did not quarry the most accessible stones.
From Longman Business Dictionaryquarryquar‧ry /ˈkwɒriˈkwɔː-, ˈkwɑː-/ noun (plural quarries) [countable] a place where large amounts of stone, sand etc are dug out of the grounda granite quarryquarry verb [transitive]granite that is quarried in Brazil
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Verb table
quarry
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyquarry
he, she, itquarries
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyquarried
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave quarried
he, she, ithas quarried
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad quarried
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill quarry
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have quarried
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam quarrying
he, she, itis quarrying
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you, we, theyare quarrying
Past
I, he, she, itwas quarrying
you, we, theywere quarrying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been quarrying
he, she, ithas been quarrying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been quarrying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be quarrying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been quarrying
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