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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

bore4 British & World English

Past of bear.

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.)

bore da British & World English

Good morning!

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

bored1 British & World English

Feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity

bore someone to death British & World English

Make someone feel extremely bored

bear off in bear1 British & World English

Change course away from the wind

bear on in bear1 British & World English

Be relevant to (something)

bear up in bear1 British & World English

Remain cheerful in the face of adversity

bear off British & World English

Change course away from the wind

bear on British & World English

Be relevant to (something)

bear up British & World English

Remain cheerful in the face of adversity

bear down in bear1 British & World English

(Of a woman in labour) exert downwards pressure in order to push the baby out

bear with in bear1 British & World English

Be patient or tolerant with

bear down British & World English

(Of a woman in labour) exert downwards pressure in order to push the baby out

bear with British & World English

Be patient or tolerant with

bear oneself in bear1 British & World English

Carry or conduct oneself in a specified manner

bear fruit in bear1 British & World English

Yield positive results

bear fruit British & World English

Yield positive results

bear1 British & World English

Be able to accept or stand up to

bear a hand in bear1 British & World English

Help in a task or enterprise

bear something out in bear1 British & World English

Support or confirm something

bear a hand British & World English

Help in a task or enterprise

bear something out British & World English

Support or confirm something

bore someone to death in bore2 British & World English

Make someone feel extremely bored

bear down on in bear1 British & World English

Move directly towards someone or something in a purposeful or intimidating manner

bear down on British & World English

Move directly towards someone or something in a purposeful or intimidating manner

bear comparison in comparison British & World English

Be of sufficient quality to be likened favourably to someone or something of the same kind

bear comparison British & World English

Be of sufficient quality to be likened favourably to someone or something of the same kind

grudge British & World English

A persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury

keep someone company in company British & World English

Accompany or spend time with someone in order to prevent them feeling lonely or bored

keep someone company British & World English

Accompany or spend time with someone in order to prevent them feeling lonely or bored


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