1 dead person
PHRASES be dead and buried Those people are now all dead and buried. (figurative) Their ambitions were finally dead and buried. | bury sb alive
2 hide in the ground
ADV. deep | underground The waste is buried deep underground.
ADV. completely a fallen tree trunk almost completely buried in the long grass
PHRASES be buried alive The miners were buried alive when the tunnel collapsed. | be/get buried beneath/under sth The building was now buried under three metres of soil. Your letter got buried under a pile of papers.
4 put sth deeply into sth
ADV. deep/deeply He slumped forward, the knife buried deep in his chest. (figurative) her deeply buried pain
PHRASES lie/remain buried (often figurative) The king is dead and lies buried at Jedburgh Abbey. What secrets lie buried in the past?