To burrow is to go underground. Some animals, like worms, burrow into the ground to find food.

  • The worm was burrowing through the mud.

  • The animals were burrowing into the ground to escape the heat.

Definition of burrow


move through by or as by digging




a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter



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Example Sentences for burrow

  • 1

    It breeds in the autumn and gives birth in the winter burrow.

  • 2

    The eels burrow holes in the earth and live there for shelter.

  • 3

    The toads burrow in the earth and create little holes to sleep in.

  • 4

    They are nocturnal and burrow in the sand during the day.

  • 5

    In burrowing moles, the clavicle and the humeral head are connected.

  • 6

    Only the bottom portion of the burrow is silk lined.

  • 7

    Soils are usually friable and conducive to burrow excavation.

  • 8

    A multitude of garden gnomes infests the garden of the Burrow.

  • 9

    The implanted embryo burrows actively into the tubal lining.

  • 10

    After emerging from the egg the larvae burrow into the rind.