quarry ( quarries plural & 3rd person present) ( quarrying present participle) ( quarried past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A quarry is an area that is dug out from a piece of land or the side of a mountain in order to get stone or minerals.
...an old limestone quarry.
2 verb When stone or minerals are quarried or when an area is quarried for them, they are removed from the area by digging, drilling, or using explosives.
The large limestone caves are also quarried for cement. be V-ed
...locally quarried stone. V-ed
Farming, quarrying and other local industries have declined.
3 n-sing A person's or animal's quarry is the person or animal that they are hunting.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
aim, game, goal, objective, prey, prize, victim
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