|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.
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)