- excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge
in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.
2. To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide. [1913 Webster]
Sir, this vermin of court reporters, when they are forced into day upon one point, are sure to burrow in another. --Burke. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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