see also: Burrow
  • (British) IPA: /ˈbʌɹəʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbʌɹoʊ/ (accents without the "Hurry-furry" merger)
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbɜɹoʊ/ (accents with the "Hurry-furry" merger)

burrow (plural burrows)

  1. A tunnel or hole, often as dug by a small creature.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      But very soon he grew to like it, for the Boy used to talk to him, and made nice tunnels for him under the bedclothes that he said were like the burrows the real rabbits lived in.
  2. (mining) A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.
  3. Obsolete form of barrow#English|barrow. A mound.
  4. Obsolete form of borough#English|borough. An incorporated town.
Translations Verb

burrow (burrows, present participle burrowing; past and past participle burrowed)

  1. (intransitive) to dig a tunnel or hole
  2. (intransitive) (with adverbial of direction) to move underneath or press up against in search of safety or comfort
    The young girl burrowed into the bed.
  3. (intransitive) (with into) to investigate thoroughly
    The journalist burrowed into the origins of the mayor's corruption.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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