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burrow

noun [C] uk   /ˈbʌr.əʊ/ us    /ˈbɝː.oʊ/
a hole in the ground dug by an animal such as a rabbit, especially to live in

burrow

verb uk   /ˈbʌr.əʊ/ us    /ˈbɝː.oʊ/
[I usually + adv/prep] to dig a hole in the ground, especially to live in: Rats had burrowed into the bank of the river. [T + adv/prep] to move yourself into a position where you can feel warm, comfortable, or safe: Suddenly shy, our young daughter burrowed her head into my shoulder. [I + adv/prep] to search for something, as if by digging: I burrowed through the clothes in the drawer looking for a clean pair of socks.
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