ADJ. deep, shallow The body was found in a shallow grave in a nearby wood. | open The mourners threw flowers into the open grave. | freshly-dug | unmarked His body is buried in an unmarked grave. | mass A mass grave has been discovered in a wood outside the village. | watery He rescued her from a watery grave (= saved her from drowning).
VERB + GRAVE dig | mark The grave was marked by a simple headstone. | desecrate Some of the graves have been desecrated by vandals.
PREP. beyond the ~ The old lady still influences the family from beyond the grave. | in a/the ~ I'll be in my grave by the time that happens! | on a/the ~ She puts fresh flowers on her husband's grave every Sunday.