bury

verb
1 dead person
PHRASES
be dead and buried

Those people are now all dead and buried.

Their ambitions were finally dead and buried. (figurative)

bury sb alive, lie buried, remain buried (often figurative)

The king lies buried at Jedburgh Abbey.

What secrets lie buried in the past?

2 hide in the ground
ADVERB
deep
underground

The waste is buried deep underground.

3 cover
ADVERB
completely

a fallen tree trunk almost completely buried in the long grass

partially
PHRASES
be buried alive

The miners were buried alive when the tunnel collapsed.

buried beneath sth, buried under sth

The building was now buried under ten feet of soil.

Your letter got buried under a pile of papers.

be buried up to your chin in sth, be buried up to your neck in sth, etc.

He was buried up to his neck in sand.

4 put sth deeply into sth
ADVERB
deep, deeply

He slumped forward, the knife buried deep in his chest.

her deeply buried pain (figurative)

Bury is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ash, ↑body, ↑egg, ↑face, ↑father, ↑feeling, ↑head, ↑memory, ↑mine, ↑myth, ↑news, ↑remains, ↑treasure, ↑victim, ↑waste

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  • Bury — Bur y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Buried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burying}.] [OE. burien, birien, berien, AS. byrgan; akin to beorgan to protect, OHG. bergan, G. bergen, Icel. bjarga, Sw. berga, Dan. bierge, Goth. ba[ i]rgan. [root]95. Cf. {Burrow}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bury — [v1] lay to rest after death consign to grave, cover up, deposit, embalm, ensepulcher, enshrine, entomb, hold last rites for*, hold services for, inearth, inhume, inter, inurn, lay out, mummify, plant*, put away*, put six feet under*, sepulcher,… …   New thesaurus

  • bury — ► VERB (buries, buried) 1) put or hide underground. 2) place (a dead body) in the earth or a tomb. 3) cause to disappear or become unnoticeable. 4) (bury oneself) involve oneself deeply in something. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Bury — Bur y (b[e^]r r[y^]), n. [See 1st {Borough}.] 1. A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond s; Note: used as a termination of names of places; as, Canterbury, Shrewsbury. [1913 Webster] 2. A manor house; a castle. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bury — O.E. byrgan to raise a mound, hide, bury, inter, akin to beorgan to shelter, from P.Gmc. *burzjanan protection, shelter (Cf. O.N. bjarga, Swed. berga, Ger. bergen, Goth. bairgan to save, preserve ), from PIE root *bhergh protect, preserve (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bury — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}przym. Ia {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} szary z domieszką koloru brązowego : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Bury kot. Bure oczy. Bure chmury.{{/stl 10}}{{stl 18}}ZOB. {{/stl 18}}{{stl 10}}harować [i syn.] jak koń [wół, bury osioł] {{/stl 10}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • bury — [ber′ē] vt. buried, burying [ME birien < OE byrgan, akin to beorgan, to shelter < IE base * bhergh , protect, preserve > Ger bergen, protect, Pol bróg, barn] 1. to put (a dead body) into the earth, a tomb, or the sea, usually in a… …   English World dictionary

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