Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bury

6 senses of bury

Sense 1
bury -- (cover from sight; "Afghani women buried under their burkas")
       => hide, conceal -- (prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money")

Sense 2
bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest -- (place in a grave or tomb; "Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square"; "The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids"; "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday")
       => lay, put down, repose -- (put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed")

Sense 3
bury -- (place in the earth and cover with soil; "They buried the stolen goods")
       => situate, fix, posit, deposit -- (put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot")

Sense 4
immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up -- (enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter")
       => enclose, close in, inclose, shut in -- (surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence")

Sense 5
bury, sink -- (embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap")
       => implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant -- (fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum")

Sense 6
forget, bury -- (dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories")

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