a hole or tunnel in the ground made by a rabbit, fox, or similar animal for habitation and refuge.
a place of retreat; shelter or refuge.
to make a hole or passage in, into, or under something.
to lodge in a burrow.
to proceed by or as if by digging.
to put a burrow into (a hill, mountainside, etc.).
to hide (oneself), as in a burrow.
to make by or as if by burrowing:
We burrowed our way through the crowd.
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a hole or tunnel dug in the ground by a rabbit, fox, or other small animal, for habitation or shelter
a small snug place affording shelter or retreat
to dig (a burrow) in, through, or under (ground)
(intransitive) often foll by through. to move through by or as by digging: to burrow through the forest
(intransitive) to hide or live in a burrow
(intransitive) to delve deeply: he burrowed into his pockets
to hide (oneself)
Anatomy, Zoology. a pouch, sac, or vesicle, especially a sac containing synovia, to facilitate motion, as between a tendon and a bone. a city in NW Turkey in Asia: a former capital of the Ottoman Empire. Historical Examples The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity George. S. Huntington The Letters of Cicero, Volume […]
a stickseed, Lappula echinata, introduced into North America from Europe.
to break, break open, or fly apart with sudden violence: The bitter cold caused the pipes to burst. to issue forth suddenly and forcibly, as from confinement or through an obstacle: Oil burst to the surface. He burst through the doorway. to give sudden expression to or as if to emotion: to burst into applause; […]
any of various siliceous rocks used for millstones. a millstone of such material. Historical Examples All About Coffee William H. Ukers Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R) Various noun a variant spelling of buhrstone