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bury

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bury

  1. 1 to place (a dead body) in the earth, a tomb, or the sea he died on Tuesday and was buried on Friday Synonyms of bury entomb, hearse, inhume, inter, lay, put away, tomb Words Related to bury immure, inurn; enshrine; conceal, cover, ensconce, hide; obscure, shade, shield; cloak, curtain, enshroud, shroud; rebury, reinter; coffin Near Antonyms of bury burn, cremate; bare, disclose, discover, display, exhibit, expose, reveal, show; uncoffin Antonyms of bury disinter, exhume, unearth

  2. 2 to put into a hiding place buried his face in his hands as his wife recounted the embarrassing incident Synonyms of bury hide, cache, conceal, ensconce, secreteWords Related to bury hoard, squirrel (away), stash; entomb, interNear Antonyms of bury bare, expose, reveal, show, uncover, unmask, unveil, unwrap; flaunt, parade, show off; disinter, unearthAntonyms of bury display, exhibit

  3. 3 to defeat by a large margin if we don't work harder, the other softball team will bury us Synonyms of bury annihilate, blow away, bomb, whip, clobber, cream, drub, dust, flatten, paste, rout, shellac, skin, skunk, smoke [slang], smother, snow under, thrash, trim, tromp, trounce, wallop, wax [slang], whomp, whop (or whap), whupWords Related to bury sweep, upset; beat, best, conquer, dispatch, hurdle, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), subdue, surmount, take, throw, triumph (over), win (against), worst; crush, knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, overwhelm, subjugate, upend, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; break, destroy, do in, finish, sink, slaughter

Synonym Discussion of bury

hide, conceal, screen, secrete, bury mean to withhold or withdraw from sight. hide may or may not suggest intent.
    • hide in the closet
    • a house hidden in the woods
conceal usually does imply intent and often specifically implies a refusal to divulge.
    • concealed the weapon
screen implies an interposing of something that prevents discovery.
    • a house screened by trees
secrete suggests a depositing in a place unknown to others.
    • secreted the amulet inside his shirt
bury implies covering up so as to hide completely.
    • buried the treasure


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