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noun uk   /ˈkwɒr.i/ us    /ˈkwɔːr-/

quarry noun (HOLE)

[C] a large artificial hole in the ground where stone, sand, etc. is dug for use as building material: a granite/limestone/marble/slate quarryMining and quarrying

quarry noun (IN HUNTING)

[S] a person or animal being hunted or looked for: The dogs pursued their quarry into an empty warehouse.Hunting


verb [T] uk   /ˈkwɒr.i/ us    /ˈkwɔːr-/
to dig stone, etc. from a quarryDigging
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