transitive verb (buried; burying) Etymology: Middle English burien, from Old English byrgan; akin to Old High German bergan to shelter, Russian berech' to spare Date: before 12th century 1. to dispose of by depositing in or as if in the earth; especially to inter with funeral ceremonies 2. a. to conceal by or as if by covering with earth b. to cover from view <
buried her face in her hands
3. a. to have done with <
burying their differences
b. to conceal in obscurity <
buried the retraction among the classified ads
c. submerge, engrossusually used with in <
buried himself in his books
4. to put (a playing card) out of play by placing it in or under the dealer's pack 5. to succeed emphatically or impressively in making (a shot) <
bury a jumper
bury a putt
6. to defeat overwhelmingly Synonyms: see hide

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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