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Definition of "bury" []

  • To place in the ground: bury a bone. (verb-transitive)
  • To place (a corpse) in a grave, a tomb, or the sea; inter. (verb-transitive)
  • To dispose of (a corpse) ritualistically by means other than interment or cremation. (verb-transitive)
  • To conceal by or as if by covering over with earth; hide: buried her face in the pillow; buried the secret deep within himself. (verb-transitive)
  • To occupy (oneself) with deep concentration; absorb: buried myself in my studies. (verb-transitive)
  • To place (a corpse) in a grave, usually with funeral rites; inter (verb)

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.

  • To place in the earth and cover with soil (verb)
  • To lose through death (verb)
  • To cover from sight; hide (verb)
  • To embed; sink (verb)
  • To occupy (oneself) with deep concentration; engross (verb)
  • To dismiss from the mind; abandon (verb)

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Use "bury" in a sentence
  • "They were marked inaccurate by the Republican/McCain bury brigade on digg."
  • "An example of a news story that the lamescream media companies are trying to bury is the fact that Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist is running for Congress."
  • "All I wanna do in bury Cocteau up to his neck in shit, and let him think happy-happy thoughts forever."