Rabbits live in a burrow or a set of tunnels under the earth. They make these tunnels by burrowing, or digging holes with their bodies.

Just one letter separates burrow from borrow. To remember the difference, think of the 'u' in burrow as the 'u' for under. Burrows are always underground, and when you burrow under something, you are always going beneath it. Worms can burrow into apples, and on a cold day, you might decide that you'd rather stay in and burrow underneath your blankets.

Definitions of burrow
  1. noun
    a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
    synonyms: tunnel
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    rabbit warren, warren
    a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits
    type of:
    hole, hollow
    a depression hollowed out of solid matter
  2. verb
    move through by or as by digging
    burrow through the forest”
    synonyms: tunnel
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    type of:
    cut into, delve, dig, turn over
    turn up, loosen, or remove earth
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