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bury

[ ber-ee ]
/ ˈbɛr i /
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verb (used with object), bur·ied, bur·y·ing.
noun, plural bur·ies.
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Idioms about bury

    bury one's head in the sand, 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.
    bury the hatchet, to become reconciled or reunited.

Origin of bury

First recorded before 1000; Middle English berien, buryen, Old English byrgan “to bury, conceal”; akin to Old English beorgan “to hide, protect, preserve”; cognate with Dutch, German bergen, Gothic bairgan, Old Norse bjarga

OTHER WORDS FROM bury

re·bur·y, verb (used with object), re·bur·ied, re·bur·y·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bury

berry, bury
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British Dictionary definitions for bury (1 of 2)

bury
/ (ˈbɛrɪ) /

verb buries, burying or buried (tr)

Word Origin for bury

Old English byrgan to bury, hide; related to Old Norse bjarga to save, preserve, Old English beorgan to defend

British Dictionary definitions for bury (2 of 2)

Bury
/ (ˈbɛrɪ) /

noun
a town in NW England, in Bury unitary authority, Greater Manchester: an early textile centre. Pop: 60 178 (2001)
a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 181 900 (2003 est). Area: 99 sq km (38 sq miles)
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