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UK [ˈberɪ] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "bury":
present tense I/you/we/they bury he/she/it buries present participle burying past tense buried past participle buried
1) [often passive] to put someone's dead body in the ground during a funeral ceremony

All his family are buried in the same cemetery.

a) used for saying that someone has died

It's not long since she buried her mother (= since her mother died).

b) to put something in the ground and cover it with earth

There's supposed to be treasure buried around here.

2) [often passive] to cover something with a layer or pile of things

My French homework is buried somewhere under this pile of books.

3) to push one thing into another very hard
bury something in/into something:

Diane screamed as the dog buried its teeth in her arm.

something buries itself in/into something:

The bullet had buried itself in the floorboards.

4) to stop yourself from having a feeling or memory by not allowing yourself to think about it

feelings of anger that had been buried for years

5) to show that a belief or idea is wrong

It's time to bury the myth that money will make you happy.

6) informal to kick the ball hard in football into the back of the net, scoring a goal

bury your face/head in something — to cover or hide your face with something, for example to avoid looking at someone

She buried her face in her hands with embarrassment.

See:

English dictionary. 2014.

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