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1 bore /ˈboɚ/ verb
bores; bored; boring
1 bore
/ˈboɚ/
verb
bores; bored; boring
Learner's definition of BORE
[+ object]
: to make (someone) tired and annoyed by being uninteresting or too much the same
◊ Someone or something that bores you stiff or bores you to death or bores you to tears is extremely boring.
compare 3bore

— bored

adjective [more bored; most bored]
2 bore /ˈboɚ/ noun
plural bores
2 bore
/ˈboɚ/
noun
plural bores
Learner's definition of BORE
[count]
: an uninteresting person or thing : a person or thing that makes people feel tired and annoyed
compare 4bore, 5bore
◊ Do not confuse bore with boor.
3 bore /ˈboɚ/ verb
bores; bored; boring
3 bore
/ˈboɚ/
verb
bores; bored; boring
Learner's definition of BORE
: to make (a hole, tunnel, etc.) in something with a tool or by digging
[+ object]
[no object]
often used figuratively
[no object] : to move forward steadily
compare 1bore
4 bore /ˈboɚ/ noun
plural bores
4 bore
/ˈboɚ/
noun
plural bores
Learner's definition of BORE
[count]
: a hole made by boring
called also borehole
: the space inside a gun barrel that is shaped like a tube
: the width of the inside part of a gun barrel
compare 2bore, 5bore
5 bore /ˈboɚ/ noun
plural bores
5 bore
/ˈboɚ/
noun
plural bores
Learner's definition of BORE
[count]
: a giant wave that rushes into a river or bay
compare 2bore, 4bore
6 bore
6 bore
Learner's definition of BORE
past tense of 2bear
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