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burrow

[bur-oh, buhr-oh]
noun
1.
a hole or tunnel in the ground made by a rabbit, fox, or similar animal for habitation and refuge.
2.
a place of retreat; shelter or refuge.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make a hole or passage in, into, or under something.
4.
to lodge in a burrow.
5.
to hide.
6.
to proceed by or as if by digging.
verb (used with object)
7.
to put a burrow into (a hill, mountainside, etc.).
8.
to hide (oneself), as in a burrow.
9.
to make by or as if by burrowing: We burrowed our way through the crowd.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English borow, earlier burh, apparently gradational variant of late Middle English beri burrow, variant of earlier berg refuge, Old English gebeorg, derivative of beorgan to protect; akin to Old English burgen grave, i.e., place of protection for a body; see bury

burrower, noun
unburrowed, adjective

borough, burro, burrow.
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burrow (ˈbʌrəʊ)
 
n
1.  a hole or tunnel dug in the ground by a rabbit, fox, or other small animal, for habitation or shelter
2.  a small snug place affording shelter or retreat
 
vb (often foll by through)
3.  to dig (a burrow) in, through, or under (ground)
4.  to move through by or as by digging: to burrow through the forest
5.  (intr) to hide or live in a burrow
6.  (intr) to delve deeply: he burrowed into his pockets
7.  to hide (oneself)
 
[C13: probably a variant of borough]
 
'burrower
 
n

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burrow
"rabbit-hole, fox-hole, etc.," c.1300, borewe, from O.E. burgh "stronghold, fortress" (see borough); influenced by bergh "hill," and berwen "to defend, take refuge." The verb is first attested 1614. Related: Burrowed; borrowing.
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