Meaning of 埋

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ ] unit of distance equal to 0.5km; village; lane
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  • Pinyin: mái
    English Definition: to bury
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    埋头 mái tóu to immerse oneself in; engrossed in sth; to lower the head (e.g. to avoid rain); countersunk (of screws, rivets etc)
    埋伏 mái to ambush; to lie in wait for; to lie low; ambush
    埋葬 mái zàng to bury
    埋藏 mái cáng to bury; to hide by burying; hidden
    掩埋 yǎn mái to bury
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  • Pinyin: mán
    English Definition: to blame
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    埋怨 mán yuàn to complain; to grumble (about); to reproach; to blame
    落埋怨 lào mán yuàn to get blamed
    埋三怨四 mán sān yuàn to complain about this and that (idiom)
    埋天怨地 mán tiān yuàn lit. to blame the heavens and reproach the earth; fig. to rave and rant
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Example Sentences
We are ready to bury him here, but I think they will have to provide security.
I'll not lie there by myself: they may bury me twelve feet deep, and throw the church down over me, but I won't rest till you are with me.
Rather, I' ve buried it deep in my heart and remind myself oftentimes that in this world, not everyone can be fooled!
So it could help us understand what happens when you bury something like biowaste in the ground.
Next time you bury a beer bottle stuffed with money in a park, you should ponder what cameras and sensors may be hidden in the trees nearby.