Translation of burrow in Spanish:


madriguera, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbəroʊ/ /ˈbʌrəʊ/


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    madriguera feminine
    (of rabbits) conejera feminine
    • Spheniscus species generally use unlined nests in burrows, crevices, caves, or surface scrapes.
    • His duties included the care and management of the warren, a securely fenced area for rabbit burrows.
    • The animal had to retreat from its previous burrow basally and start burrowing again nearby.
    • The new focus on animal burrows and dens places the police in the difficult position of explaining why these were not searched more thoroughly.
    • They nest in burrows, often taking over rabbit warrens.
    • In Streedagh's sandhills, there lies a vast and complex network of rabbit burrows.
    • Popsy's grin vanished like a rabbit into a burrow.
    • In 1942, an American fighter pilot crash-landed in southern Morrocco and stumbled upon a burrow of the rabbits.
    • It is not known if all the burrow nesting species excavate the tunnels or if some use tunnels dug by rodents or other animals.
    • The pair may excavate their own nest, or use the abandoned burrow of another animal.
    • He lands, the earth trembles and small animals run for their burrows under the mistaken impression that there's going to be an earthquake.
    • The forest had fallen into sleep, its animals quiet, curled in their burrows and nests for the night.
    • Spadefoots usually dig their own burrows, but are also known to use the burrows of other animals.
    • When an animal emerged to forage, the noose was pulled tight, preventing the animal from retreating back into its burrow.
    • The lions get their own type of rock to lie on, and burrowing animals actually get a burrow to play in.
    • Consider, natural instinct tells an ant that it has to collect enough food in summer into its secure burrows beneath the earth to feast on during the chilly winter.
    • The little penguins dig out long burrows to use as nests.
    • But because they nest deep in burrows, the actual position is not yet known.
    • The baboon spiders are ground living animals and construct silk-lined burrows or retreats under stones and rocks.
    • Millions of seabirds nested in ground burrows.

intransitive verb

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    (in sand, soil) cavar
    (in handbag, drawer) hurgar
    (in handbag, drawer) escarbar
    to burrow into the rock horadar la roca
    • they started burrowing into her private life empezaron a hurgar en su vida privada

transitive verb

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    (hole/passage) cavar
    (hole/passage) excavar
    • Sheep graze, rabbits burrow, the young were out, you will see a giant triangular box (probably little owl) and nearby another magic dewpond.
    • But if they find a rat in the cellar, or rabbits start burrowing in their prize rose beds, they are on the phone like a shot.
    • Wombats and many reptiles burrowed underground.
    • Five tall, slender mushrooms with yellow stems and glowing orange caps reach through the decaying foliage toward the sky as ants burrow underground.
    • Place a hungry rat on its chest, secure it firmly under a pot lid, and watch as the rat burrows through to the other side.
    • Terror filled his veins as he saw a trail of dust rushing towards him from what seemed to be a great creature burrowing under the soil.
    • Quite often those lizards burrow in the ground or live in holes.
    • These little dogs can burrow and will demonstrate this ability in your garden unless discouraged.
    • ‘For six to seven hours after the accident I was hearing things, like bugs burrowing,’ he added.
    • Following heavy snow extensive literature refers to them roosting in pits in the snow, each bird burrowing down until no longer visible by rotating the body, assisted with wing movements.
    • Despite the fact that they burrow underground like moles, and have big front teeth like rats have, naked mole-rats are more closely related to porcupines and guinea pigs than to moles or rats.
    • Rats and wolves burrow from underneath and strike in packs from behind.
    • Small mounds are created when moles burrow deep or tunnel under solid objects such as tree roots or sidewalks.
    • Consider a worm burrowing parallel to a straight segment of trail.
    • They are large, burrowing, nocturnal animals, with strong claws and a thick coat.
    • The mattress covering the door has a hole burrowed through it, springs and stuffing sticking out every which way.
    • Jessie flushes and then grudgingly extracts herself from the hole she'd burrowed into my stomach.
    • The buildings reach above and the tunnels burrow below.
    • It is equipped with a rock drill and grinder, and a ‘mole’ that can burrow under the ground, collecting soil from a depth of 1.5 metres.
    • The creatures burrowed into the wet ground at great speed, leaving only a ripple or a bubble to mark their passage.
    • When creatures burrow through the ground, it actually sounds like they're displacing rock and gravel.
    • One species burrows into the sand and can remain dormant for years in times of drought.
    • Tiny parasitic wasps or flies burrow into its tissue and lay their own eggs; when these young hatch, they feed on the embryonic caterpillar.
    • The larvae burrow directly into the mammal's skin, where they make themselves at home.
    • Snakes burrowed into the sand, and owls dozed inside the hollows of cacti.
    • Several large edible crabs have burrowed under the mast and others live inside the hollow structure.
    • The larva burrows into the heart of the kernel where it feeds and passes through the pupa stage.
    • It exploded in the forest a mile away, the ground shaking violently, as if a terrible beast was burrowing through the ground.
    • They discover a large, rock-like creature that burrows easily through the stone walls, as a mole might burrow through dirt.
    • The worms then burrow into the soil and form an earthen cell, entering the prepupa stage, which overwinters.
    • These tiny worms burrow into pea roots and do significant damage.
    • The larvae of flatworms burrowing into your skin cause this nasty little disease!
    • On hatching, the larvae very quickly burrow into the orange and are then essentially inaccessible.
    • Larvae burrow into the ground to feed on strawberry roots from late spring to early summer.
    • Mature larvae burrow into the stalks and pupate, and a summer flight of moths appears from late July to August.
    • Then, developing embryos burrow into honeycomb-like structures within the male's pouch.
    • Upon hatching, the larvae burrow into the seed, where they complete development, pupate, and emerge as adults.
    • When the eggs hatch, the larvae burrow into the fruit.
    • Insects had burrowed into the casing and colonised the insulation in the refrigerator door.