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English verb: bury

1. bury (perception) cover from sight

SamplesAfghani women buried under their burkas.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)conceal, hide

2. bury (social) place in a grave or tomb

SamplesStalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square.
The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids.
My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday.

ExamplesSam cannot bury Sue

Synonymsentomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)lay, put down, repose

3. bury (contact) place in the earth and cover with soil

SamplesThey buried the stolen goods.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deposit, fix, posit, situate


4. bury (contact) enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

SamplesThe huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter.

Synonymseat up, immerse, swallow, swallow up

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in

5. bury (contact) embed deeply

SamplesShe sank her fingers into the soft sand.
He buried his head in her lap.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)embed, engraft, imbed, implant, plant

Narrower (hyponym)countersink, set

6. bury (cognition) dismiss from the mind; stop remembering

SamplesI tried to bury these unpleasant memories.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Narrower (hyponym)repress, suppress, unlearn

Antonymsthink of, remember

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