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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put under the earth)
a. enterrar
The pirates buried the treasure chest on a Caribbean island.Los piratas enterraron el cofre del tesoro en una isla caribeña.
Today in school we learned why squirrels bury acorns.Hoy en la escuela aprendimos por qué las ardillas entierran las bellotas.
b. sepultar
The brave warrior was buried with his sword and shield.El valiente guerrero fue sepultado con su espada y su escudo.
2. (to thrust into)
a. clavar
After digging the hole, I buried the shovel in the earth.Después de cavar el hoyo, clavé la pala en la tierra.
b. enterrar
The assassin buried the dagger in the sultan's chest and escaped.El asesino le enterró el puñal al sultán en el pecho y escapó.
c. hundir
The lumberjack buried his axe into the trunk of the tree.El leñador hundió su hacha en el tronco del árbol.
3. (to conceal)
a. ocultar
She couldn't bury her anger any longer and started yelling and cursing.No pudo ocultar su rabia más tiempo y comenzó a gritar y a maldecir.
b. esconder
We never know how he feels because he is good at burying his feelings.Nunca sabemos cómo se siente porque sabe esconder sus sentimientos.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to engross oneself)
a. enfrascarse
Hank buried himself in his work and didn't have time for his family.Hank se enfrascó en su trabajo y no tenía tiempo para su familia.
b. perderse
The yogi sat on his mat and buried himself in meditation for more than an hour.El yogui se sentó sobre su colchoneta y se perdió en la meditación por más de una hora.
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bury
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (body, treasure)
a. enterrar
2. (of avalanche, mudslide)
a. sepultar
she buried the knife in his backle clavó el cuchillo en la espalda
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to bury oneself in the countryretirarse al campo
to bury one's face in one's handsesconder la cara en las manos
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to bury the hatchetenterrar el hacha de guerra
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bury [ˈberɪ]
transitive verb
1 [+body, treasure] enterrar; [+memory, matter] echar tierra sobre
buried by an avalanche sepultado por una avalancha; he wanted to be buried at sea quería que su cadáver fuera arrojado al mar; to be buried alive ser enterrado vivo
One survivor had been buried alive under all the rubble for 5 days
to bury the hatchet
bury the tomahawk (US)
enterrar el hacha de guerra
2 (conceal)
he buried his face in his hands escondió la cara entre las manos; it's buried away in the library está en algún rincón de la biblioteca; to bury o.s. in the country perderse en la campiña; the bullet buried itself in a tree la bala se empotró en un árbol
3 (engross)
buried in thought ensimismado; absorto en sus pensamientos; she buried herself in her book se ensimismó en la lectura; se enfrascó en el libro
4 (plunge) [+claws, knife] clavar;in en
to bury a dagger in sb's heart clavar un puñal en el corazón de algn
5 (Dep) (defeat) aplastar (informal)
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Phrases with "bury"
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bury the hatchet
enterrar el hacha de guerra
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