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 entomb, hearse, inhume, inter, lay, put away, tomb Related Words immure, inurn; enshrine; conceal, cover, ensconce, hide; obscure, shade, shield; cloak, curtain, enshroud, shroud; rebury, reinter; coffin Near Antonyms burn, cremate; bare, disclose, discover, display, exhibit, expose, reveal, show; uncoffin Antonyms 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 {h,1}hide, cache, conceal, ensconce, secreteRelated Words hoard, squirrel (away), stash; entomb, interNear Antonyms bare, expose, reveal, show, uncover, unmask, unveil, unwrap; flaunt, parade, show off; disinter, unearthAntonyms display, exhibit

  3. 3 to defeat by a large margin <if we don't work harder, the other softball team will bury us> Synonyms 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), whupRelated Words 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

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