Bury - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈberɪ|  American pronunciation of the word bury
Brit.  |ˈberɪ|  British pronunciation of the word bury


- cover from sight
- place in a grave or tomb (syn: entomb, inhume, inter)
- place in the earth and cover with soil
- enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing (syn: eat up, immerse, swallow)
- embed deeply (syn: sink)
- dismiss from the mind; stop remembering (syn: forget)
I tried to bury these unpleasant memories

Extra examples

He was buried with full military honors.

Their ancestors are buried in the local cemetery.

The dog buried her bone.

He buried the money in the backyard.

He has learned to bury his feelings.

She buried her face in her hands.

The disclaimer was buried in the fine print.

The newspaper covered the story, but it was buried in the back of section C.

My elder sister buried her husband about six months ago.

He was buried in thought.

The castle was buried deep in the forest.

Bob likes to bury himself in the countryside, away from the city.

I shall have to bury myself in my studies if I am to pass the exam.

He was buried in the churchyard of St Mary's.

Electric cables are buried beneath the streets.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bury
he/she/it: buries
present participle: burying
past tense: buried
past participle: buried
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