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bur·y / ˈberē/ • v. (bur·ies, bur·ied) [tr.] put or hide under ground: he buried the box in the back garden [as adj.] (buried) buried treasure. ∎  (usu. be buried) place (a dead body) in the earth, in a tomb, or in the sea, typically with funeral rites: he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. ∎ fig. lose (someone, typically a relative) through death: she buried her sixty-year-old husband. ∎  completely cover; cause to disappear or become inconspicuous: the countryside has been buried under layers of concrete. ∎  move or put out of sight: she buried her face in her hands. ∎ fig. deliberately forget; conceal from oneself: they had buried their feelings of embarrassment and fear. ∎  overwhelm (an opponent) beyond hope of recovery: he boasted that socialism would bury capitalism. ∎  (bury oneself) involve oneself deeply in something to the exclusion of other concerns: he buried himself in work. PHRASES: bury the hatchet end a quarrel or conflict and become friendly. bury one's head in the sand ignore unpleasant realities.

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Bury (bĕ´rē), metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 60,785), NE England, located in the Manchester metropolitan area on the Irwell River and linked by canal with Bolton and Manchester. A textile city since the time of Edward III, when wool weaving was introduced by the Flemings, Bury has factories for the spinning, weaving, and bleaching of cotton. Hats, paper, machines, and boilers are among its other manufactures. Robert Peel, the statesman, and John Kay, inventor of the "flying shuttle," were born in Bury.

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bury bury one's head in the sand ignore unpleasant realities; the expression alludes to the traditional belief that the ostrich if pursued would bury its head in the sand, through incapacity to distinguish between seeing and being seen.
bury the hatchet end a quarrel or conflict and become friendly; the allusion is to an American Indian custom of burying a hatchet or tomahawk to mark the conclusion of a peace treaty.

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bury OE. byrġan :- WGmc. *burzjan (cf. BURIAL), f. *burz- *berz-, base of OE. beorgan shelter, protect (see BOROUGH).

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Bury

a burrow of conies; rabbits collectively.