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burrow

bur·row

burrow

 
pronunciation:
buh ro [or] buhr o
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a hole or tunnel dug by certain animals, such as rabbits, for use as a hiding place or dwelling.
The hedgehog scurried across the grass and disappeared into its burrow.
synonyms:
cave, hole, hollow, tunnel
similar words:
cavity, den, lair, refuge, sanctuary
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: burrowed, burrowing, burrows
definition 1: to dig into or in the earth.
The rabbit burrowed in the garden.
 
synonyms:
dig, excavate, hollow, tunnel
similar words:
furrow, hole, scoop
definition 2: to hide or dwell in a burrow.
The hamster likes to burrow under the wheel in his cage.
synonyms:
nest
similar words:
shelter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to make by or as if by excavating a burrow.
She burrowed her way through the snowdrift.
synonyms:
hollow, scoop, tunnel
similar words:
cave, cavern, furrow, gouge
definition 2: to make a burrow in.
The fox burrowed the hillside.
synonyms:
excavate, hollow, tunnel
similar words:
furrow
derivation: burrower (n.)
Homophone Note
The words burrow, borough, and burro all sound alike, but each has a different meaning.
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