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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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The Book for Angry Moms Eric Pape March 28, 2010
‘The Walking Dead’: Season 4 Premiere Reminds Us Why We Love This Show Melissa Leon October 13, 2013

Historical Examples

The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle H. N. Brailsford
A Counterfeit Presentment and The Parlour Car William Dean Howells
The Industries of Animals Frdric Houssay
Monsieur, Madame and Bebe, Complete Gustave Droz

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)

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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