Definition of 'burrow'
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Other years we gave them beers to burrow through their tunnels. The Sun (2010)Others dig new burrows or adapt rabbit holes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His deep pupils burrow into the viewer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It drags leaves into its burrow for food. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We would burrow a hole in the ground and put wood and branches over the top. The Sun (2008)But there are badgers who spend less time burrowing into the ground than this side. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was not the first historian to burrow so deep into the minds of soldiers and their trenches. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He shortened its legs so that it could burrow after rabbits and lengthened them so that it could overhaul the antelope. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Leave the leaves Some creatures use dry leaves to line their nests or burrows. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We love digging through straw, burrowing tunnels and exploring. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It nests in underground burrows, but finds warmth and food in houses in the winter. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It digs extensive burrows and also digs in search of rodents, which are its main prey. Animals of the World (1993)You can film in the dark; you can film down rabbit burrows. Times, Sunday Times (2012)WHAT is burrowing holes in my peppers? The Sun (2014)A This is caused by an insect called leaf miner burrowing into the leaves. The Sun (2009)This was more a dentist's drill, burrowing away until it hit a nerve. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is the goblins digging and burrowing,' he answered. The Princess and the Goblin (1872)If you know how, it is not that hard to burrow away online and steal people's stuff. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Or the total length of the tunnels and burrows dug by puffins beneath the ground in the Faroe Islands? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The British birds will spread all round the coast, and will nest in rabbit burrows or under the floors of seaside buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: burrow NOUN
A burrow is a tunnel or hole in the ground that is dug by an animal such as a rabbit.
Normally timid, they rarely stray far from their burrows.
British English: burrow VERB
If an animal burrows into the ground or into a surface, it moves through it by making a tunnel or hole.
The larvae burrow into cracks in the floor.
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