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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)

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 "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."