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quarry

noun  /ˈkwɑr·i, ˈkwɔr·i/ us  

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 .

quarry

verb [T]  /ˈkwɑr·i, ˈkwɔr·i/ us  

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 Korean 채석장…
in Arabic مَقْلَع الحِجارة, مَحْجَر…
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 Spanish cantera…
in Portuguese pedreira…
in German der Steinbruch…
in Catalan pedrera…
in Japanese 採石場, 石切り場…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坑, 采石场…
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