An example of bury is someone covering a friend with sand after they've fallen asleep on the beach.
Buried myself in my studies.
The team was buried in the first half by its crosstown rivals.
Buried their quarrel and shook hands.
To bury a feud.
To bury oneself in one's work.
Secrets kept hidden; she hid her shame and put on a smiling face.
- To stop fighting; resolve a quarrel.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of bury
- Middle English burien from Old English byrgan bhergh-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English burien, berien, from Old English byrġan, from Proto-Germanic *burgijaną (cf. Old Norse byrgja ‘to close’), from *berganą (“to protect, shelter”) (cf. Old English beorgan, West Frisian bergje ‘to keep’, German bergen ‘to save/rescue something’), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerĝʰ, *bʰr̥ĝʰ (cf. Albanian mburojë (“shield”), Lithuanian (Eastern) bir̃ginti ‘to save, spare’, Russian беречь (bereč') ‘to spare’, Ossetian æмбæрзын (æmbærzyn, “to cover”).
- From Old English burh (“fortified place”)
- See borough.