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Definition of "burrow" []

  • A hole or tunnel dug in the ground by a small animal, such as a rabbit or mole, for habitation or refuge. (noun)
  • A narrow or snug place. (noun)
  • To dig a hole or tunnel for habitation or refuge. (verb-intransitive)
  • To live or hide in such a place. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move or progress by or as if by digging or tunneling: "Suddenly the train is burrowing through the pinewoods” ( William Styron). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "burrow" in a sentence
  • "Saw the video a while back….anyone else notice how he called the burrow a “farm”."
  • "Anyone with an actual brain can focus on the importance of the real story and won't appreciate the D&C look that up if you don't know what it is the producers did to JKR with this movie, because that's exactly what they did. lividfans the weslays house being called the burrow is so stupid it is pointless why not just call it there house eric114"
  • "It could hardly be described as a burrow, for, at intervals, it was half choked with earth-falls, and he had to work his way through them."