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bury

bur·y

bury

 
 
pronunciation:
be ri
phrases:
bury one's head in the sand
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: buried, buries, burying
definition 1: to cover in the ground with dirt.
He buried his money in the back yard.
synonyms:
sink
antonyms:
exhume
similar words:
plant
definition 2: to put (a dead body) in a grave or tomb, or in the sea.
synonyms:
entomb, inter
antonyms:
disinter, exhume
similar words:
inhume, sepulcher, sink
definition 3: to cover completely, or hide far from view.
The calculator was buried under a stack of papers.The editor buried the story in the back pages of the newspaper.He buried his face in his hands.
antonyms:
disinter
definition 4: to imbed deeply.
She buried her arrow in the target.
synonyms:
sink
antonyms:
extract
similar words:
submerge
definition 5: to engross (oneself) completely.
The novelist buried herself in her writing.
synonyms:
absorb, engross, immerse
similar words:
involve
definition 6: to overlook, end, or put behind.
He buried his disappointment and telephoned her again.I'm going to bury this relationship.
synonyms:
disregard, forgive, ignore, overlook
similar words:
end
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phrase: bury one's head in the sand
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Are you looking for the word berry (a fruit)? Some people say bury and berry in exactly the same way, but these two words have different meanings.
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