verb \ˈber-ē, ˈbe-rē also ˈbər-\

: to put (a dead person or animal) in a grave

: to have someone that you love or are related to die

: to hide (something) in the ground


Full Definition of BURY

transitive verb
:  to dispose of by depositing in or as if in the earth; especially :  to inter with funeral ceremonies
a :  to conceal by or as if by covering with earth
b :  to cover from view <buried her face in her hands>
a :  to have done with <burying their differences>
b :  to conceal in obscurity <buried the retraction among the classified ads>
c :  submerge, engross —usually used with in <buried himself in his books>
:  to put (a playing card) out of play by placing it in or under the dealer's pack
:  to succeed emphatically or impressively in making (a shot) <bury a jumper> <bury a putt>
:  to defeat overwhelmingly
bury the hatchet
:  to settle a disagreement :  become reconciled

Examples of BURY

  1. He was buried with full military honors.
  2. Their ancestors are buried in the local cemetery.
  3. cultures that bury their dead
  4. The dog buried her bone.
  5. He buried the money in the backyard.
  6. the search for buried treasure
  7. He has learned to bury his feelings.
  8. She buried her face in her hands.
  9. The disclaimer was buried in the fine print.
  10. The newspaper covered the story, but it was buried in the back of section C.

Origin of BURY

Middle English burien, from Old English byrgan; akin to Old High German bergan to shelter, Russian berech' to spare
First Known Use: before 12th century


geographical name \ˈber-ē\

Definition of BURY

town NW England in Greater Manchester pop 172,200


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