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full bore Syllabification: full bore

Definition of full bore in English:


At full speed or maximum capacity: the boat came full bore toward us
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  • Only health savings accounts, among all the ways of financing health care, bring the full bore of moral hazard to bear on this desperate situation.
  • But once Owens hits the practice field on Wednesday, going his only speed of full bore as usual, take that poll again.
  • You can allow the fan to run full bore, half speed, or at a low setting.


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1Denoting firearms of relatively large caliber: full-bore handguns
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  • The headmaster's first words to me as he entered his study in waders, with a full-bore shotgun and followed by two large wet dogs, were ‘Toby Coghill.
  • Adding a suppressor to a full-bore rifle normally increases the overall length by about twelve inches, making the weapon awkward and muzzle-heavy.
  • He was a keen rifleman - shooting a full bore rifle at targets up to 800 metres away.
1.1Complete; thoroughgoing: a full-bore campaign to bring down the government

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