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bur·row

burrow

 
 
pronunciation:
buhr o [or] buh ro
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a hole or tunnel dug by certain animals for use as a hiding place or home.
The chipmunk heard a sharp noise and disappeared into its burrow.
 
synonyms:
cave, hole, hollow, tunnel
similar words:
cavity, den, lair, refuge, sanctuary
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: burrows, burrowing, burrowed
definition 1: to dig into or in the earth.
The rabbit burrowed in the garden.
 
synonyms:
dig, tunnel
similar words:
furrow, scoop
definition 2: to move as if digging a burrow.
She burrowed her way through the snow drifts.
synonyms:
dig, hollow, tunnel
similar words:
furrow, gouge
derivation: burrower (n.)
Homophone Note
The words burrow, borough, and burro all sound alike, but each has a different meaning.
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