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American English: /ˈkwɔri/
, /ˈkwɑri/
British English: /ˈkwɒri/

noun plural quarries

  • (excavation)
    Example sentences
    • The materials extracted from the quarries - used widely in the local building industry - contained large quantities of fibrous amphiboles.
    • He was a crack skier and mountaineer, whose strength had been built up breaking up stones in a limestone quarry during the war.
    • The operators want to dig deeper seams within the quarry - up to 15 metres below the existing level.

transitive verb quarries, quarrying, quarried

  • (stone/slate)
    extraer (de una cantera)
    (land/hillside)
    abrir una cantera en
    to quarry something for somethingthe area has been quarried for quartz
    se han abierto canteras en la zona para extraer cuarzo
    Example sentences
    • As part of these efforts, prisoners dug sand for mortar, quarried building stone and mortar lime, and manufactured more than 1.2 million bricks.
    • Lime was quarried in Rockland and shipped by rail to distant points, but this was an industry in decline.
    • Glass can be recycled indefinitely, helping the environment by reducing the amount of raw materials being quarried from the countryside, saving energy and helping to reduce global warming.
    Example sentences
    • At a significantly later date the rock dome was quarried, and some of the phase 1 carvings were broken through.
    • These volumes have been quarried by historians for decades for ‘shocking truths’ of ‘intolerable conditions’ of filth and depravity in early industrial towns.
    • The scar created by quarrying the hillside is visible from a wide area, but working of the scar face is now completed and progress is being made below the level of surrounding land.

intransitive verb quarries, quarrying, quarried

  • to quarry for somethingthey're quarrying for marble
    han abierto una cantera para extraer mármol
    he's still quarrying for information
    sigue recabando información
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quarry 2

American English: /ˈkwɔri/
, /ˈkwɑri/
British English: /ˈkwɒri/

noun plural quarries

  • (prey)
    Example sentences
    • Moreover, hunting is not a natural encounter between predator and quarry because, unlike animals, humans are responsible for their actions.
    • Secondly, a fox is not a recognised quarry for a bird of prey.
    • Yet, that's about how long falconry - the sport of flying birds of prey at wild quarry - has been around.
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