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burrow

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noun bur·row \ˈbər-(ˌ)ō; ˈbə-(ˌ)rō\

Simple Definition of burrow

  • : a hole or tunnel in the ground that an animal (such as a rabbit or fox) makes to live in or for safety

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of burrow

  1. :  a hole or excavation in the ground made by an animal (as a rabbit) for shelter and habitation

Examples of burrow in a sentence

  1. <the chipmunk retreated to its burrow to have its babies>



Origin of burrow

Middle English borow


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Zoology Terms


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burrow

verb bur·row

Simple Definition of burrow

  • : to make a hole or tunnel in the ground by digging

  • : to move or press under, through, or into something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of burrow

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to hide in or as if in a burrow

  3. 2 a :  to construct by tunneling b :  to penetrate by means of a burrow

  4. 3 :  to make a motion suggestive of burrowing with :  nestle <burrows her hand into mine>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to conceal oneself in or as if in a burrow

  7. 2 a :  to make a burrow b :  to progress by or as if by digging

  8. 3 :  to make a motion suggestive of burrowing :  snuggle, nestle <burrowed against his back for warmth>

burrower noun

Examples of burrow in a sentence

  1. The rabbit burrowed into the side of the hill.

  2. The frogs burrow under the mud.

  3. The mole burrowed its way under the ground.



1602

First Known Use of burrow

1602

Rhymes with burrow


BURROW Defined for Kids

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burrow

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noun bur·row \ˈbər-ō\

Definition of burrow for Students

  1. :  a hole in the ground made by an animal (as a rabbit or fox) for shelter or protection




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burrow

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verb bur·row

Definition of burrow for Students

burrowedburrowing

  1. 1 :  to hide in or as if in a burrow <… she burrowed face downward into the pillow … — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables>

  2. 2 :  to make a burrow

  3. 3 :  to proceed by or as if by digging <He burrowed through his suitcase.>




Medical Dictionary

burrow

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noun bur·row \ˈbər-(ˌ)ō, ˈbə-(ˌ)rō\

Medical Definition of burrow

  1. :  a passage or gallery formed in or under the skin by the wandering of a parasite (as the mite of scabies or a foreign hookworm)

burrow verb




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