Synonyms for burrow

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : bur-oh, buhr-oh
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ

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Définition of burrow

Origin :
  • "rabbit-hole, fox-hole, etc.," c.1300, borewe, from Old English burgh "stronghold, fortress" (see borough); influenced by bergh "hill," and berwen "to defend, take refuge."
  • noun hole dug by animal
  • verb dig a hole
Example sentences :
  • They then began to make holes through them, and to burrow underneath.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • When they want to hide, they burrow under one of these rookeries.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • They burrow underneath the surface, you know, and one never sees them.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • I'm a contemptible thing that runs to its burrow when it hears of danger.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • To pray for your bread or to burrow in the earth for it, is it not the same with most people?
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • We were like human animals which burrow in a rocky bank a mile from any land.
  • Extract from : « The House Under the Sea » by Sir Max Pemberton
  • Directly the day began to dawn, he cautiously returned to his burrow.
  • Extract from : « Creatures of the Night » by Alfred W. Rees
  • Taking a long culm of timothy-grass, I inserted the tip into the burrow.
  • Extract from : « My Studio Neighbors » by William Hamilton Gibson
  • One can burrow somewhere in the great ant-hill, and work can be found.
  • Extract from : « Ten Tales » by Franois Coppe
  • These notes are the call notes of the males, inviting a mate to his burrow.
  • Extract from : « The Western World » by W.H.G. Kingston

Antonyms for burrow

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