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bore1 British & World English

Make (a hole) in something with a tool or by digging

bore2 British & World English

A person whose talk or behaviour is dull and uninteresting

bore3 British & World English

A steep-fronted wave caused by the meeting of two tides or by the constriction of a tide rushing up a narrow estuary

bore1 English Thesaurus

you must bore a hole in the ceiling to pass the cable through

bore2 English Thesaurus

the news bored Philip so he didn't watch it

bore in bear1 British & World English

(Of a person) carry

scare the pants off someone British & World English

Make someone extremely scared (or bored etc.)

full bore British & World English

Full speed or maximum capacity

small-bore British & World English

Denoting a firearm with a narrow bore, in international and Olympic shooting generally .22 inch calibre (5.6 millimetre bore)

smooth-bore British & World English

A gun with an unrifled barrel

tidal bore British & World English

A large wave or bore caused by the constriction of the spring tide as it enters a long, narrow, shallow inlet

twelve-bore British & World English

A shotgun with a bore corresponding to the diameter of a round bullet of which twelve constitute a pound in weight

bore someone to death British & World English

Make someone feel extremely bored