verb (used with object), bur·ied, bur·y·ing.
noun, plural bur·ies.
- bury one's head in the sand,
- bury st edmunds,
- bury st. edmunds,
- bury the hatchet,
Origin of bury
Examples from the Web for buries
Mike loves “mudding” and buries all kinds of vehicles up to their axles in the big open fields around Dryden.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He fends her off and, instead, she buries the blade in her own stomach.‘The Walking Dead’: Season 4 Premiere Reminds Us Why We Love This Show|Melissa Leon|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She buries her brother, even though this act of defiance will assure her doom.Must-Read Fiction: ‘The Watch,’ ‘Alys, Always,’ ‘The Year of the Gadfly’|Cameron Martin, Lucy Scholes, Amber Dermont|June 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Eric Dezenhall reports on how the media unfairly jumps to attack companies—and then buries the news when the truth comes out.
This modern autocrat suckles from your own breast and buries you beneath a mountain of sullied nappies.
He buries his own in it again as he speaks, beginning afresh to sob loudly.Alas!|Rhoda Broughton
Hence he readily, to relieve his tension, grasps the darts of the enemy and buries them in his own breast.Human, All Too Human|Friedrich Nietzsche
The hair is likewise sacred; it is cut by one of his wives, who receives every particle in a cloth, and buries it in the ground.Curiosities of Superstition|W. H. Davenport Adams
His vision contracts, and buries itself deep within his mind to contemplate other images of memory.The Enemies of Women|Vicente Blasco Ibez
But my line is tough, and is not yet broken, though the fish drags it amongst the weeds, and buries itself in the mud.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
verb buries, burying or buried (tr)
Word Origin for bury
Old English byrgan "to raise a mound, hide, bury, inter," akin to beorgan "to shelter," from Proto-Germanic *burzjan- "protection, shelter" (cf. Old Saxon bergan, Dutch bergen, Old Norse bjarga, Swedish berga, Old High German bergan "protect, shelter, conceal," German bergen, Gothic bairgan "to save, preserve"), from PIE root *bhergh- "protect, preserve" (cf. Old Church Slavonic brego "I preserve, guard"). Related: Buried; burying. Burying-ground "cemetery" attested from 1711.
The Old English -y- was a short "oo" sound, like modern French -u-. Under normal circumstances it transformed into Modern English -i- (e.g. bridge, kiss, listen, sister), but in bury and a few other words (e.g. merry, knell) it retained a Kentish change to "e" that took place in the late Old English period. In the West Midlands, meanwhile, the Old English -y- sound persisted, slightly modified over time, giving the standard modern pronunciation of blush, much, church.