bury: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ber'ē), [key]
— v., n., pl. bur•ied, bur•y•ing, bur•ies.
- to put in the ground and cover with earth: The pirates buried the chest on the island.
- to put (a corpse) in the ground or a vault, or into the sea, often with ceremony: They buried the sailor with full military honors.
- to plunge in deeply; cause to sink in: to bury an arrow in a target.
- to cover in order to conceal from sight: She buried the card in the deck.
- to immerse (oneself&hasp;): He buried himself in his work.
- to put out of one's mind: to bury an insult.
- to consign to obscurity; cause to appear insignificant by assigning to an unimportant location, position, etc.: Her name was buried in small print at the end of the book.
- to avoid reality; ignore the facts of a situation: You cannot continue to bury your head in the sand—you must learn to face facts.
- to become reconciled or reunited.
- housing (def. 8a, b).
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