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verb [T] uk   us   /ˈber.i/
B1 to put a dead body into the ground: His father is buried in the cemetery on the hill.
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B2 to put something into a hole in the ground and cover it: The dog trotted off to bury its bone. buried treasure usually passive to cover something or someone completely with a large quantity of something: If an avalanche strikes, skiers can be buried alive by snow.C2 to put something in a place where it is difficult or impossible to find or see: I found the article buried (away) in the business section of the newspaper. She buried her face in her hands and began to sob. to intentionally forget an unpleasant experience: He'd had to bury his pain over the years. old-fashioned If someone says they buried someone, usually a close relation, they mean that the person died: She buried both her parents last year.
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