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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


Entailcover

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.


Synonymssink


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.


Synonymsforget


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


Narrower (hyponym)repress, suppress, unlearn


Antonymsthink of, remember









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