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Meaning & Definition of Bore in English

English

Bore

/bɔr/

noun

1. A person who evokes boredom

    synonym:
  • bore
  • ,
  • dullard

2. A high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

    synonym:
  • tidal bore
  • ,
  • bore
  • ,
  • eagre
  • ,
  • aegir
  • ,
  • eager

3. Diameter of a tube or gun barrel

    synonym:
  • bore
  • ,
  • gauge
  • ,
  • caliber
  • ,
  • calibre

4. A hole or passage made by a drill

  • Usually made for exploratory purposes
    synonym:
  • bore
  • ,
  • bore-hole
  • ,
  • drill hole

verb

1. Cause to be bored

    synonym:
  • bore
  • ,
  • tire

2. Make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool

  • "Don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"
  • "Drill a hole into the wall"
  • "Drill for oil"
  • "Carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"
    synonym:
  • bore
  • ,
  • drill

Examples of using

It hurt so much I could have screamed, but I gritted my teeth and bravely bore the pain.
What a bore!
I won't bore you with the details.