Adjective "bury" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Put or hide underground.
  1. 'buried treasure'
  2. 'Treasures are buried in unexpected places, and some things that are buried are not considered treasures until revealed.'
  3. 'Their base can be buried in the ground and a smaller part remains visible.'
  4. 'This property-imaging process will help us to look for anything that may be buried below ground.'
  5. 'The seeds that were buried in the ground return as new shoots.'
  6. 'Once electrical cables on Beach Road are buried underground, others will follow shortly after, as the process is expected to spread out to other parts of the city.'
  7. 'But he did not know what the box that had been buried was.'
  8. 'Those who travelled to Ireland may well have sought the protection of their castle at Dundrum and, perhaps, buried their most valuable treasure there.'
  9. 'In the desperate flee from their homes the Hurworth families had been unable to take everything with them, so buried some treasured possessions under a tree.'
  10. 'Mr. Flanagan said that in a perfect world there would be no landfills, and waste would be buried five miles underground.'
  11. 'There is a secret cellar buried under ground which has been bricked up for many years.'
  12. 'That, too, is part of burying our dead and moving on.'
  13. '‘At one time they apparently were buried in the ground in some other cemetery and were dug up and taken to the crematory,’ he said.'
  14. 'The dismembered body of Alan Wilson was found buried under garden rubbish at a tenement in the west end of Edinburgh.'
  15. 'The cemetery was also one of the few cemeteries that allowed stillborn babies to be buried in consecrated ground.'
  16. 'Although a member of one of American's wealthiest and most charitable families, Gwen Grant Mellon was buried in a cardboard box.'
  17. 'He had to be buried in unconsecrated ground outside the city walls.'
  18. 'Burial vaults are used to protect a casket or urn once they have been buried in the ground.'
  19. 'I've wanted to be buried in a plain pine box ever since I read that wood bio-degrades at the same rate as the human body.'
  20. 'Those burying their dead insisting that blood begets blood.'
  21. 'When I see the faces of families burying their dead, victims of rampant crime, I can only wonder how they must feel to lose loved ones in such circumstances.'
  22. 'a rich old lady who had buried two husbands'
  23. 'But it seems to me that what I am hearing is that, regardless of the details, there is a common thread between moms who have had to bury children.'
  24. 'Edith buried her husband of forty-some years over a decade ago.'
Cover (someone or something) completely.
  1. 'the sheep were buried beneath six-foot drifts of snow'
  2. 'He was presumably buried beneath the snow and ice, and he was dead.'
  3. 'The town was rather quickly forgotten and left buried until the 18th century, when excavations began.'
  4. 'Twenty-one skiers had started out that morning from the Chalet; 13 were now buried below.'
  5. 'The river thundered below like a chorus of goblin voices, clamoring to snatch me away and bury me beneath the tumult of ice and rock, where no one would ever find me.'
  6. 'He knew he was buried beneath the rubble, somehow alive, but trapped beneath the pile of rocks that had been upturned around him.'
  7. 'The underground tunnels leading to it have also been buried.'
  8. 'The bulldozer continued to advance, burying her in the pile of rubble before driving over her twice.'
  9. 'The ceiling collapses right on top of Daniel, burying him beneath the rubble.'
  10. 'You are probably buried in letters from people who are eager to spend money on this new film.'
  11. 'It was buried beneath a layer of dead leaves and twigs.'
  12. 'His hands were buried in his pockets and he wore the same navy sweater that he'd worn the night before.'
  13. 'She let herself fall into the bed, buried her head beneath the covers, and continued letting tears fall down her face as her body shook and the pillow dampened.'
  14. 'She chose to hide her face from Adrian's sight, burying it underneath her hands.'
  15. 'I get up and throw myself at him, burying my face in his jacket, wanting to hide away in this familiarity.'
  16. 'As the man comes closer, you notice he is puffing at a pipe, while the other hand is buried deep in the pocket of his coat.'
  17. 'His hands were buried in his pockets the whole time as he looked ahead to the horizon.'
  18. 'Amanda took a sharp inhalation of breath before burying her face in Greg's chest, trying to hide from it, but she had seen it anyway.'
  19. 'Just crawl under the cool covers and bury my head in the pillow and sleep like normal people do at this hour.'
  20. 'The dark-haired boy buried his face further into Sully's neck, answering Sully's sleepy inquiry with a incoherent mumble.'
  21. 'She turned her head away from the gruesome sight and buried it against Kreed's chest.'
  22. 'they had buried their feelings of embarrassment and fear'
  23. 'By 1991, such childhood memories lay buried in the deep recesses of my mind.'
  24. 'We came to learn from our history, but we find it being buried to hide its lessons.'
  25. 'He needed to forget about Elizabeth and bury the love he still felt for her in a grave someplace.'
  26. 'Having got him the votes the promise was forgotten and quietly buried.'
  27. 'Indeed for auditors and pension fund managers it has been a week to bury and forget.'
  28. 'Apparently the immediate mourning of Otua's passing had disappeared, but Lee could still sense a deeply buried feeling of grief.'
  29. 'Upon reintroductions and exchanging greetings, we exchanged interesting views and recalled old memories that had been for a very long time buried in our memories.'
  30. 'If this comes to pass, the tower's historical importance will be buried and forgotten amid crowded shops and indifferent shoppers.'
  31. 'Adam looked at Evangeline, her voice was level but in her eyes, for a split second, he could see that there was fear buried in that memory.'
  32. 'He opened them and continued on talking about the old times, about memories not long ago buried by sadness and bitterness.'
  33. 'Significantly, in the New York public library, he buries himself in the history of the civil war between North and South.'
  34. '‘They need to bury themselves in the norm - they need to be doing stuff,’ said Kara Kiewel, the company spokeswoman.'
  35. 'Off the pitch, he is happy burying himself in his music, while he devotes time to the association of charities he has established.'
  36. 'While many people will deeply bury themselves in the mood of worship on Sunday, the doors will be widely open at Kamwala's Hindu Hall for any person to attend the long-awaited Crossroads national music festival.'
  37. 'The famously reclusive millionaire writer JK Rowling has revealed that even as a child she hid away from the world, burying herself in books and daydreams.'
  38. 'I probably buried myself in work on a law review article.'
  39. 'Don't be like Halle Berry, burying herself in film projects and vowing never to marry again.'
  40. 'Definitely this is not the time to call in a child psychologist or bury ourselves in academic discussions on the merits and demerits of Freud versus Skinner versus Piaget.'
  41. 'At times we lose sight of Jem, as he is buried beneath the politics.'
  42. 'Does anybody really care if he buys a novel at every airport and buries himself in its pages rather than interacting with the other players on the flights?'
  43. 'he ran through to bury a right-foot shot inside the near post'

More definitions

1. to put in the ground and cover with earth: The pirates buried the chest on the island.

2. 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.

3. to plunge in deeply; cause to sink in: to bury an arrow in a target.

4. to cover in order to conceal from sight: She buried the card in the deck.

5. to immerse (oneself): He buried himself in his work.

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More examples(as adjective)

"people can be bury to squads."

"people can be bury to corners."

"people can be bury in shoulders."

"churches can be bury according to wishes."

"people can be bury."

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Old English byrgan, of West Germanic origin; related to the verb borrow and to borough.


bury one's head in the sand