Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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BOURACH, v. To burrow, poke about in the soil in search of something. ne.Sc. 1937 Scots Mag. (Feb.) 365:
I'll run up to yon lang pit o' tatties. I'll jist bourach for twa or three an' be back in a minute.

[Prob. orig. a freq. form in -Och of bore, confused with burrow and formally with Boorach.]

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