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bury - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bury

Definition
(verb) cover from sight
Example Sentence
  • Afghani women buried under their burkas

Definition
(verb) place in a grave or tomb
Synonyms : entomb , inhume , inter , lay to rest
Example Sentence
  • Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square
  • The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids
  • My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday

Definition
(verb) place in the earth and cover with soil
Example Sentence
  • They buried the stolen goods

Definition
(verb) enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
Synonyms : eat up , immerse , swallow , swallow up
Example Sentence
  • The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter

Definition
(verb) embed deeply
Synonyms : sink
Example Sentence
  • She sank her fingers into the soft sand
  • He buried his head in her lap

Definition
(verb) dismiss from the mind; stop remembering
Synonyms : forget
Example Sentence
  • I tried to bury these unpleasant memories

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