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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.
Translations of “burrow”
in Korean 굴…
in Arabic جُحْر…
in French terrier…
in Turkish yuva yapmak, tünel açmak, oyuk açmak…
in Italian tana…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指動物挖掘居住的)洞穴,地道…
in Russian рыть нору…
in Polish ryć…
in Spanish madriguera…
in Portuguese toca, cova…
in German der Bau…
in Catalan cau…
in Japanese (動物の)巣穴…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指动物挖掘居住的)洞穴,地道…
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