burrow

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
burrow

Plural
burrows

  1. (countable) A burrow is a tunnel or hole that is dug by a small creature.
  2. (mining) A burrow' is a heap of rubbish or refuse.

Verb[change]

Plain form
burrow

Third-person singular
burrows

Past tense
burrowed

Past participle
burrowed

Present participle
burrowing

  1. (transitive) If you burrow, you dig a tunnel or hole.
  2. (transitive) If you burrow, you investigate something thoroughly.
    The journalist burrowed into the origins of the mayor's corruption.