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bury

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈberi/
BODY B1 to put a dead body into the ground: [often passive] He was buried next to his wife.Burying, cremating and preserving bodies
HIDE B1 to hide something in the ground or under something: buried treasure [often passive] Two climbers were buried in the snow.Hiding and disguising
bury your face/head in sth to move your face/head somewhere where it is hidden: She buried her face in her hands.Hiding and disguising
bury yourself in sth to give all your attention to something: He buried himself in his work. →  See also bury the hatchet Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
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