|Word of the Day
The verb "bury" describes the act of covering something. You can bury something in the ground. You can bury a person in a grave. You can be buried by paperwork or homework.
His friends buried him in the sand. They’ll dig him out later.
The word "bury" is often used figuratively. This means that the situation is not real or actual–it’s metaphorical:
Notice that the word "bury" sounds exactly like "berry" or the name of a man, "Barry." The "u-r" is pronounced like "air."
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(This page was originally published on LearnAmericanEnglishOnline.com on November 25, 2011)