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  • nounhole dug by animal
  • verbdig a hole

synonyms for burrow

  • couch
  • den
  • hovel
  • lair
  • retreat
  • shelter
  • tunnel
See also synonyms for: burrowing
  • delve
  • excavate
  • tunnel
  • undermine
  • hollow out
  • scoop out
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This subterranean menagerie is capitalizing on an old burrow, gouged into the earth by a massive lizard.
MONITOR LIZARDS’ HUGE BURROW SYSTEMS CAN SHELTER HUNDREDS OF SMALL ANIMALSJAKE BUEHLERJANUARY 19, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Tubenoses can locate their nest burrows by scent and are even able to detect a whiff of plankton while on the wing.
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If a burrow is already occupied and is close to the ideal size, or a bit smaller, the mantis shrimp will fight longer and harder for that burrow—and be more likely to win the contest.
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE THE PERFECTLY SIZED HOME FOR THE MIGHTY MANTIS SHRIMPJENNIFER OUELLETTEOCTOBER 29, 2020ARS TECHNICA
“The burrow is a massively valuable resource because it is so costly — in terms of energy — to excavate and build,” says Faulkes, of Queen Mary University of London.
NAKED MOLE-RATS INVADE NEIGHBORING COLONIES AND STEAL BABIESJAKE BUEHLEROCTOBER 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Trace fossils also include preserved tracks, burrows and feces.
FOSSIL STOMACH REVEALS A DINOSAUR’S LAST MEALCAROLYN WILKEJULY 7, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Up jumped Nquing from his burrow in the spinifex and shouted, "Go away!"
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Henry laid his brother down and stretched his aching arms, while Jess began to burrow into the haystack.
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Rats burrow along a drain pipe from the sewer into the house and admit sewer gas.
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She dropped on her knees and examined the toads carefully, while they tried to burrow into the soil backward, to escape the sun.
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They all looked downward and found a sky-blue rabbit had stuck his head out of a burrow in the ground.
THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZL. FRANK BAUM
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WORDS RELATED TO BURROW

  • afflicted
  • annoyed
  • bent one's ear
  • bothered
  • burned out
  • cloyed
  • discomforted
  • dragged
  • exhausted
  • fatigued
  • irked
  • irritated
  • jaded
  • palled
  • pestered
  • put to sleep
  • sent to sleep
  • talked one's ear off
  • tired
  • troubled
  • turned one off
  • vexed
  • was tedious
  • wearied
  • wore
  • wore out
  • worried
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.