quarry Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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quarrynoun

 us   /ˈkwɑr·i, ˈkwɔr·i/

quarry noun (PLACE)

[C] a large hole in the ground that workers dig in order to use the stone and sand for building material

quarry noun (PERSON/ANIMAL)

[U] a person, animal, or group being hunted or looked for: Using video cameras can be tricky for researchers trying to blend in with their quarry .

quarryverb [T]

 us   /ˈkwɑr·i, ˈkwɔr·i/

quarry verb [T] (DIG)

to dig stone and sand from a quarry: The gray limestone in this area was once quarried for use in bridges and buildings.
Translations of “quarry”
in Arabic مَقْلَع الحِجارة, مَحْجَر…
in Korean 채석장…
in Malaysian kuari…
in French carrière…
in Turkish taş ocağı…
in Italian cava…
in Chinese (Traditional) 坑, 採石場…
in Russian каменоломня, карьер…
in Polish kamieniołom…
in Vietnamese mỏ đá…
in Spanish cantera…
in Portuguese pedreira…
in Thai เหมืองระเบิดหิน, เหมืองเจาะหิน, บ่อหิน…
in German der Steinbruch…
in Catalan pedrera…
in Japanese 採石場, 石切り場…
in Indonesian tambang batu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坑, 采石场…
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