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quarry

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 quarry

quarry noun (IN HUNTING)

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

quarry

verb [T] uk   /ˈkwɒr.i/  us   /ˈkwɔːr-/
to dig stone, etc. from a quarry
Translations of “quarry”
in Arabic مَقْلَع الحِجارة, مَحْجَر…
in Korean 채석장…
in Malaysian kuari…
in French carrière…
in Turkish taş ocağı…
in Italian cava…
in Chinese (Traditional) 坑, 採石場…
in Russian каменоломня, карьер…
in Polish kamieniołom…
in Vietnamese mỏ đá…
in Spanish cantera…
in Portuguese pedreira…
in Thai เหมืองระเบิดหิน, เหมืองเจาะหิน, บ่อหิน…
in German der Steinbruch…
in Catalan pedrera…
in Japanese 採石場, 石切り場…
in Indonesian tambang batu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坑, 采石场…
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