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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


burrown. [See 1st Borough.].
  •  An incorporated town. See 1st Borough.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A shelter; esp. a hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A mound. See 3d Barrow, and Camp, n., 5.  [1913 Webster]
burrowv. i. 
  •  To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sir, this vermin of court reporters, when they are forced into day upon one point, are sure to burrow in another."  [1913 Webster]
Burrowing owl (Zoöl.), a small owl of the western part of North America (Speotyto cunicularia), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog.


burrow, n. & v.
--n. a hole or tunnel dug by a small animal, esp. a rabbit, as a dwelling.
1 intr. make or live in a burrow.
2 tr. make (a hole etc.) by digging.
3 intr. hide oneself.
4 intr. (foll. by into) investigate, search.

burrower n.
ME, app. var. of BOROUGH



abri, anchor, antre, be incognito, beat the bushes, billet at, bivouac, bore, bunker, camp, cave, cavern, colonize, come to anchor, couch, cove, covert, croodle, cuddle, delve, den, dig, dig out, dike, disappear, domesticate, dredge, drill, drive, drop anchor, drop from sight, dugout, earth, ensconce, establish residence, excavate, excavation, explore, forage, form, foxhole, frisk, furrow, go into hiding, go through, go to ground, go underground, gouge, gouge out, groove, grot, grotto, grub, hide, hide away, hide out, hive, hole, hole up, hunt, inhabit, keep house, lair, lie, lie close, lie doggo, lie hid, lie low, lie snug, live at, locate, lodge, look around, look round, look through, lower, masquerade, mew, mine, moor, move, nest, nestle, nose around, nuzzle, park, people, perch, play peekaboo, poke, poke around, populate, pry, quarry, relocate, remain anonymous, research, reside, retire from sight, roost, root, run, sap, scoop, scoop out, scrabble, scrape, scratch, search, search through, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, sewer, shovel, sink, sit down, sit tight, smell around, snug, spade, squat, stand, stay at, stay in hiding, strike root, subterrane, subway, take cover, take residence at, take root, take up residence, trench, trough, tunnel, warren, wear a mask




VB place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install, house, stow, establish, fix, pin, root, graft, plant, shelve, pitch, camp, lay down, deposit, reposit, cradle, moor, tether, picket, pack, tuck in, embed, imbed, vest, invest in, billet on, quarter upon, saddle with, load, lade, freight, pocket, put up, bag, inhabit, domesticate, colonize, take root, strike root, anchor, cast anchor, come to an anchor, sit down, settle down, settle, take up one's abode, take up one's quarters, plant oneself, establish oneself, locate oneself, squat, perch, hive, se nicher, bivouac, burrow, get a footing, encamp, pitch one's tent, put up at, put up one's horses at, keep house, endenizen, naturalize, adopt, put back, replace.


VB be concave, retire, cave in, render concave, depress, hollow, scoop, scoop out, gouge, gouge out, dig, delve, excavate, dent, dint, mine, sap, undermine, burrow, tunnel, stave in.

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