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bury

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1 to place (a dead body) in the earth, a tomb, or the sea

  • he died on Tuesday and was buried on Friday
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2 to put into a hiding place

  • buried his face in his hands as his wife recounted the embarrassing incident
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3 to defeat by a large margin

  • if we don't work harder, the other softball team will bury us
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beat the pants off, eat alive, run circles around (or run rings around), wipe the floor with (or wipe the ground with)

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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