dead person1 bury somebody/something to place a dead body in a graveHe was buried in Highgate Cemetery. (figurative) Their ambitions were finally dead and buried.2 bury somebody (old-fashioned) to lose somebody by deathShe's 85 and has buried three husbands.
hide in ground3 bury something to hide something in the groundburied treasureThe dog had buried its bone in the garden.
cover4 [often passive] to cover somebody/something with soil, rocks, leaves, etcbury somebody/something The house was buried under ten feet of snow.bury somebody/something + adjective The miners were buried alive when the tunnel collapsed.5 bury something to cover something so that it cannot be seenYour letter got buried under a pile of papers.He buried his face in his hands and wept.
hide feeling6 bury something to ignore or hide a feeling, a mistake, etcShe had learnt to bury her feelings.
put deeply into something7 bury something (in something) to put something deeply into something elseHe walked slowly, his hands buried in his pockets.She always has her head buried in a book.
more at bury/hide your head in the sand at head n.
bury the hatchet|
bury your differences
to stop being unfriendly and become friends againAfter not speaking to each other for years, the two brothers decided to bury the hatchet.