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quarry - Dictionary definition and meaning for word quarry

(noun) a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
Synonyms : fair game , prey , target
Example Sentence
  • he fell prey to muggers
  • everyone was fair game
  • the target of a manhunt

(noun) a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
Synonyms : pit , stone pit
Example Sentence
  • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

(noun) animal hunted or caught for food
Synonyms : prey

(verb) extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
Example Sentence
  • quarry marble

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quarry

quarry sounds like query we know query is to ask questions when you r in doubt or when you desire to know more, and quarry means to dig deep when you want something from earth.
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by nasri

q+uarry..sounds like worry....when you worry about something, you dig deep into the matter .
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by preetisoni2411

police QUERY the VICTIM... and DIG DEEP into to evidences to catch the culprit
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by lebshah

1. prey: squirrels hunted by snakes 2. dig: quarry rhymes with bury.. something buried is dug and excavated
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by namaskar

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the other meaning is VICTIM, we query a quarry about the accident......
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by daringdavin

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by vineethyoung

QUARRY=BURRY someone n hence u have to dig: and Quarry also means victim i.e quarry=prey.
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) quarry sounds like query we know query is to ask questions when you r in doubt ie. DIGGING into the topic..
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by RajeshBorkar

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