to put in the ground and cover with earth:
The pirates buried the chest on the island.
to put (a corpse) in the ground or a vault, or into the sea, often with ceremony:
They buried the sailor with full military honors.
to plunge in deeply; cause to sink in:
to bury an arrow in a target.
to cover in order to conceal from sight:
She buried the card in the deck.
to immerse (oneself):
He buried himself in his work.
to put out of one’s mind:
to bury an insult.
to consign to obscurity; cause to appear insignificant by assigning to an unimportant location, position, etc.:
Her name was buried in small print at the end of the book.
Nautical, housing1 (def 8a, b).
bury one’s head in the sand, to avoid reality; ignore the facts of a situation:
You cannot continue to bury your head in the sand—you must learn to face facts.
bury the hatchet, to become reconciled or reunited.
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verb (transitive) buries, burying, buried
to place (a corpse) in a grave, usually with funeral rites; inter
to place in the earth and cover with soil
to lose through death
to cover from sight; hide
to embed; sink: to bury a nail in plaster
to occupy (oneself) with deep concentration; engross: to be buried in a book
to dismiss from the mind; abandon: to bury old hatreds
bury the hatchet, to cease hostilities and become reconciled
bury one’s head in the sand, to refuse to face a problem
a town in NW England, in Bury unitary authority, Greater Manchester: an early textile centre. Pop: 60 178 (2001)
a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 181 900 (2003 est). Area: 99 sq km (38 sq miles)
Serving a life sentence or other long prison sentence
Languishing in solitary confinement; incommunicado (1930s+ Underworld & prison)
To sentence someone to a very long prison term or to solitary confinement (1900+ Underworld)
To defeat decisively; clobber (1940s+ Sports)
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a person, animal, or thing that buries. Historical Examples The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Volume 3 Various noun a person or thing that buries