Translation of bury in Spanish:


enterrar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈbɛri//ˈbɛri/

transitive verb

  • 1

    sepultar formal
    she has buried three husbands ha enterrado a tres maridos
    • to bury sb at sea dar sepultura a algn en el mar
    • He says many families are very traditional, with generations having been buried in the same ground.
    • The cemetery was also one of the few cemeteries that allowed stillborn babies to be buried in consecrated ground.
    • Although a member of one of American's wealthiest and most charitable families, Gwen Grant Mellon was buried in a cardboard box.
    • The 81-year-old from Great Horton travelled with his daughter to visit battle grounds and cemeteries where his comrades have been buried.
    • I've wanted to be buried in a plain pine box ever since I read that wood bio-degrades at the same rate as the human body.
    • In most cases, parents buried their children unaware that organs were missing.
    • He, along with 10 others are buried in the grounds of the jail and for several years all the families have pushed for the proper burial of their relatives.
    • Edith buried her husband of forty-some years over a decade ago.
    • Many veterans of the Civil War were treated there, some of whom are buried in a cemetery on the grounds.
    • He had to be buried in unconsecrated ground outside the city walls.
    • This animal was kept at the Tower, died after only two years and was buried in the grounds, but its story does not end there.
    • That, too, is part of burying our dead and moving on.
    • Her body was found buried in dense undergrowth in Donore, Co Meath, more than three weeks later.
    • When I see the faces of families burying their dead, victims of rampant crime, I can only wonder how they must feel to lose loved ones in such circumstances.
    • Those burying their dead insisting that blood begets blood.
    • It's okay, you can go ahead and die now and not have to worry that you'll be buried in a cardboard box.
    • But it seems to me that what I am hearing is that, regardless of the details, there is a common thread between moms who have had to bury children.
    • Burial vaults are used to protect a casket or urn once they have been buried in the ground.
    • When an individual has passed on, many are buried underground in cemeteries.
    • Billy goes home and prepares a box to bury Old Dan in.
    • ‘At one time they apparently were buried in the ground in some other cemetery and were dug up and taken to the crematory,’ he said.
    • She died October 5, 1952 and is buried here on the grounds of her beloved school.
    • The dismembered body of Alan Wilson was found buried under garden rubbish at a tenement in the west end of Edinburgh.
    • Several years after she buried her husband, she had additional remains cremated and sprinkled at his grave during a graveside service.
  • 2

    • 2.1

      (bone/treasure) enterrar
      many bodies are still buried under / in the rubble muchos cadáveres están aún enterrados / sepultados bajo los escombros
      • the village was buried by the avalanche el pueblo fue sepultado por la avalancha
      • a little village buried away in the Pyrenees un pueblecito de algún rincón de los Pirineos
      • The river thundered below like a chorus of goblin voices, clamoring to snatch me away and bury me beneath the tumult of ice and rock, where no one would ever find me.
      • Twenty-one skiers had started out that morning from the Chalet; 13 were now buried below.
      • In the desperate flee from their homes the Hurworth families had been unable to take everything with them, so buried some treasured possessions under a tree.
      • Power cables are to be buried underground, at a cost of #200,000.
      • With a start, the white snow suddenly rushed toward his head, and it was buried beneath the layer of ice in no time.
      • The only survivor of a warehouse collapse yesterday recalled the terrifying moment when sixty tonnes of rubble crashed down on him, burying him and three other men.
      • These pneumatic tubes are to be buried underground, in a large network that sends out food and drinks in all directions.
      • Once electrical cables on Beach Road are buried underground, others will follow shortly after, as the process is expected to spread out to other parts of the city.
      • There is a secret cellar buried under ground which has been bricked up for many years.
      • The bulldozer continued to advance, burying her in the pile of rubble before driving over her twice.
      • When buried by later sediments, clays can undergo changes in their mineralogy, a process known as diagenesis.
      • While in the undergrowth the bright wrappers would be dirtied by mud and buried by leaves.
      • He knew he was buried beneath the rubble, somehow alive, but trapped beneath the pile of rocks that had been upturned around him.
      • The town was rather quickly forgotten and left buried until the 18th century, when excavations began.
      • The asbestos has to then be put into large, approved bags before being taken away to a landfill tip to be buried underground by the contractors.
      • Mr. Flanagan said that in a perfect world there would be no landfills, and waste would be buried five miles underground.
      • Their base can be buried in the ground and a smaller part remains visible.
      • The later levels of the game are so unbearably evil, that this game really should have been locked in a lead case and buried half a mile underground.
      • There really wasn't much there to begin with, because the plane had hit the ground so hard and was buried underneath the ground for the most part in fragments.
      • Jolting along the river-bed-turned-road, I hoped desperately for no rain, realizing that even a shower in Uganda could bury us in mud.
      • In the early 18th century, the bales came to be half buried in the ground circling the ring, similar to the way they are at present.
      • A burial urn is a specific urn meant for being buried underground, like traditional caskets.
      • She was buried under a thin layer of sand, and she suspected that if she moved, she would find that the sand had crept inside her clothes and would grate against her skin.
      • But he did not know what the box that had been buried was.
      • You are probably buried in letters from people who are eager to spend money on this new film.
      • This property-imaging process will help us to look for anything that may be buried below ground.
      • Each stone was taken to a different area outside the jungle the tribe lived in and were buried in the ground.
      • Debris and pieces of glass were falling, burying everything below.
      • The underground tunnels leading to it have also been buried.
      • It was buried beneath a layer of dead leaves and twigs.
      • Those who travelled to Ireland may well have sought the protection of their castle at Dundrum and, perhaps, buried their most valuable treasure there.
      • The ceiling collapses right on top of Daniel, burying him beneath the rubble.
      • He was presumably buried beneath the snow and ice, and he was dead.
      • Treasures are buried in unexpected places, and some things that are buried are not considered treasures until revealed.
      • The mines are large deposits of crystalline salts formed when ancient seas dried up and were buried underground.
      • He was also invited to put a memento, a signed copy of the day's programme, into a time capsule that will be buried in the ground.
      • It was stored at the main farm in large, cool wooden vats of sour whey which were partly buried in the ground.
      • The seeds that were buried in the ground return as new shoots.
      • He was soon buried beneath them, still fighting futilely for his life…
      • Ambitious new proposals for York's vital Castle-Piccadilly area could see the car park at the foot of Clifford's Tower buried underground.

    • 2.2(plunge, thrust)

      to bury sth ( in sth)
      • she buried the knife in his chest le enterró / le hundió / le clavó el cuchillo en el pecho
      • he buried his head in his hands ocultó la cabeza entre las manos
      • he always has his head buried in a book está siempre enfrascado en la lectura de algún libro
      • She turned her head away from the gruesome sight and buried it against Kreed's chest.
      • Just crawl under the cool covers and bury my head in the pillow and sleep like normal people do at this hour.
      • His rumpled hair fell lazily onto his forehead and his hands were buried in the pockets of his trousers.
      • Amanda took a sharp inhalation of breath before burying her face in Greg's chest, trying to hide from it, but she had seen it anyway.
      • She buried her face beneath the covers and just lied there, motionless, but thinking.
      • I rolled over, burying my face into the pillow, not hiding my sobs.
      • I yanked another tissue from my pocket and buried my head in it.
      • I get up and throw myself at him, burying my face in his jacket, wanting to hide away in this familiarity.
      • She let herself fall into the bed, buried her head beneath the covers, and continued letting tears fall down her face as her body shook and the pillow dampened.
      • He was soon buried beneath all the clothing and pillows in the room.
      • She chose to hide her face from Adrian's sight, burying it underneath her hands.
      • The dark-haired boy buried his face further into Sully's neck, answering Sully's sleepy inquiry with a incoherent mumble.
      • With a spring and a dive, she was buried beneath blankets and pillows.
      • His hands were buried in his pockets the whole time as he looked ahead to the horizon.
      • I could see Alexander cover his nose and his jackal buried its head beneath its paws.
      • He still holds the glass in his left hand and struggles, self consciously, unsuccessfully, to bury it into the pocket of his lab coat.
      • Ally burst out laughing, burying her head in Trent's shoulder to hide it.
      • Ashley bit her lip and tried to hid her pain by burying her face in Tommy's shoulder, but it was obvious to all the men present that she was in agony.
      • His hands were buried in his pockets and he wore the same navy sweater that he'd worn the night before.
      • As the man comes closer, you notice he is puffing at a pipe, while the other hand is buried deep in the pocket of his coat.

  • 3

    (settle, bring to an end)
    (quarrel) poner fin a

reflexive verb

  • 1

    (immerse oneself)
    to bury oneself in sth enfrascarse en algo
  • 2

    (immerse oneself, become lodged)
    (bullet) alojarse
    (arrow) clavarse