- (UK, US) enPR: bĕ'-ri, IPA(key): /ˈbɛ.ɹi/
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- Rhymes: -ɛri
- Homophone: berry
- Rhymes: -ɛɹi
Middle English burien, berien, from Old English byrġan, from Proto-Germanic *burgijaną (compare Old Norse byrgja ‘to close’), from *berganą (“to protect, shelter”) (compare Old English beorgan, West Frisian bergje ‘to keep’, German bergen ‘to save/rescue something’), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerĝʰ, *bʰr̥ĝʰ (compare Albanian mburojë (“shield”), Lithuanian (Eastern) bir̃ginti ‘to save, spare’, Russian беречь (bereč') ‘to spare’, Ossetian æмбæрзын (æmbærzyn, “to cover”).
- (transitive) To ritualistically inter in a grave or tomb.
- (transitive) To place in the ground.
- bury a bone; bury the embers
- (transitive, often figuratively) To hide or conceal as if by covering with earth or another substance.
- she buried her face in the pillow; they buried us in paperwork
- (transitive, figuratively) To suppress and hide away in one's mind.
- secrets kept hidden; she hid her shame and put on a smiling face.
- (transitive, figuratively) To put an end to; to abandon.
- They buried their argument and shook hands.
- Give me a bowl of wine. / In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius.
- (transitive, figuratively) To score a goal.
2011 January 25, Paul Fletcher, “Arsenal 3-0 Ipswich (agg. 3-1)”, BBC:
- You could feel the relief after Bendtner collected Wilshere's raking pass before cutting inside Carlos Edwards and burying his shot beyond Fulop.
- (transitive, slang) To kill or murder.
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bury (plural buries)
- A borough; a manor