verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of burrow
OTHER WORDS FROM burrowbur·row·er, nounun·bur·rowed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for burrow
The burrows were about 2 meters long and 2 to 3 centimeters wide.
The burrows were most likely dug by some kind of giant worm, the researchers conclude, because they lacked the hallmark pellets lining crustacean tunnels and had smoother lining than bivalve tunnels.
What’s more, the nests were part of a warren consisting of dozens of twisting burrows, each made by a single monitor and arranged in the soil like dozens of fusilli noodles set vertically.
The range of nonmammals using the burrows is “incredible,” especially given the reptiles’ broad appetite, says Sophie Cross, an ecologist at Curtin University in Perth, Australia who was not involved with the research.
Some animals are using the burrows for overwintering, Doody says.
But nevertheless, parents should be inspecting the nostrils of their young ones, searching for sugar residue and burrowing larvae.Parents Panic Over Old Fake Smarties Snorting Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like Gervais, Merchant revels in burrowing into the most uncomfortable of situations and refusing to leave.‘Breaking Bad’ Finale, ‘Homeland’ Premiere: How to Survive DVRmageddon|Jason Lynch|September 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dylan Byers at Politico is smelling a traffic breakthrough by burrowing after MSNBC and Andrea Mitchell about Wawagate.
And after that Grandfather Mole couldn't resist burrowing in the loose earth now and then.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
On the occasion referred to, some of our men, in their burrowing, threw out a considerable quantity of asbestos.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
Not enough, perhaps, to start a stampede with—but enough to keep wise old hermits burrowing after it.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
Thus it is that brave men carry their crosses, and smile with the fox burrowing in their vitals.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
Some of the little claws were learning to hide themselves, burrowing down into the ash, lying in wait.Second Variety|Philip Kindred Dick