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burrownoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʌr.əʊ/  us   /ˈbɝː.oʊ/

burrowverb

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 ​feelwarm, ​comfortable, or ​safe: Suddenly ​shy, ​ouryoungdaughter burrowed her ​head into my ​shoulder. [I + adv/prep] to ​search for something, as if by ​digging: I burrowed through the ​clothes in the ​drawerlooking for a ​cleanpair of ​socks.
(Definition of burrow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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burrownoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɜr·oʊ, ˈbʌr·oʊ/
a ​holedug in the ​ground that an ​animal, such as a ​rabbit, ​lives in
burrow
verb [I always + adv/prep]  us   /ˈbɜr·oʊ, ˈbʌ·roʊ/
Moles burrowed under ​ourlawn.
(Definition of burrow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burrow”
in Korean 굴…
in Arabic جُحْر…
in Malaysian lubang dalam tanah…
in French terrier…
in Russian рыть нору…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指動物挖掘居住的)洞穴,地道…
in Italian tana…
in Turkish yuva yapmak, tünel açmak, oyuk açmak…
in Polish ryć…
in Spanish madriguera…
in Vietnamese cái hang…
in Portuguese toca, cova…
in Thai รูหรือโพรง…
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…
in Indonesian liang…
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