But most importantly, it takes carbon that would otherwise go into the atmosphere and buries it for hundreds of years.
She buries her brother, even though this act of defiance will assure her doom.
Eric Dezenhall reports on how the media unfairly jumps to attack companies—and then buries the news when the truth comes out.
This modern autocrat suckles from your own breast and buries you beneath a mountain of sullied nappies.
He fends her off and, instead, she buries the blade in her own stomach.
I divided the fish roots and buries, and was happy to find a sufficiency to satisfy compleatly all our appetites.
In a few contemptuous pages Godwin buries the social contract.
She buries her face in her hands again, and breaks into a low, piteous sobbing.
It is the oubliette in which the Staphilinus buries the remains of his victims.
He makes a movement of ill-temper, pulls the clothes up to his chin, and buries his head in the pillow.
Old English byrgan "to raise a mound, hide, bury, inter," akin to beorgan "to shelter," from Proto-Germanic *burzjan- "protection, shelter" (cf. Old Saxon bergan, Dutch bergen, Old Norse bjarga, Swedish berga, Old High German bergan "protect, shelter, conceal," German bergen, Gothic bairgan "to save, preserve"), from PIE root *bhergh- "protect, preserve" (cf. Old Church Slavonic brego "I preserve, guard"). Related: Buried; burying. Burying-ground "cemetery" attested from 1711.
The Old English -y- was a short "oo" sound, like modern French -u-. Under normal circumstances it transformed into Modern English -i- (e.g. bridge, kiss, listen, sister), but in bury and a few other words (e.g. merry, knell) it retained a Kentish change to "e" that took place in the late Old English period. In the West Midlands, meanwhile, the Old English -y- sound persisted, slightly modified over time, giving the standard modern pronunciation of blush, much, church.