Quarry - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkwɔːri|  American pronunciation of the word quarry
Brit.  |ˈkwɒri|  British pronunciation of the word quarry

noun

- a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence (syn: prey, target)
- a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate(syn: pit)
- animal hunted or caught for food (syn: prey)

verb

- extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry

Examples

an area where workers are quarrying for limestone

Briefly, the hunter and his quarry glared at each other.

The rock here is quarried for building stones.

Chalk is quarried from the surrounding area.

a British term for 'quarry' is 'stone pit'

haul stones from the quarry in a truck

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: quarry
he/she/it: quarries
present participle: quarrying
past tense: quarried
past participle: quarried
noun
singular: quarry
plural: quarries
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