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bore 1

verb

  • you must bore a hole in the ceiling to pass the cable through
    drill, pierce, perforate, puncture, punch, cut;
    tunnel, burrow, mine, dig (out), gouge (out), sink;
    make, create, put, drive
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  • 1 a large amount of water had been pumped from the well bore
    borehole, hole, well, shaft, pit, passage, tunnel
  • 2 the canon has a bore of 890 millimetres
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    bore 2

    verb

  • the news bored Philip so he didn't watch it
    be tedious to, pall on, stultify, stupefy, weary, tire, fatigue, send to sleep, exhaust, wear out, leave cold;
    bore to tears, bore to death, bore out of one's mind, bore stiff, bore rigid, bore stupid
    informalturn off
    rarehebetate
    [Antonyms] interest, entertain
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  • the poetry reading turned out to be a great bore you can be such a bore
    tedious thing, tiresome thing, nuisance, bother, pest, annoyance, trial, vexation, thorn in one's flesh;
    tiresome person, tedious person
    North American informalpain in the butt, nudnik
    Australian informalfair cow
    Australian/New Zealand informalnark
    British informal, , datedblighter, blister, pill
    British vulgar slangpain in the arse
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