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British English: /bɔː/
American English: /bɔr/

Translation of bore in French:

past tense


  • 2 (situation) what a bore!
    quelle barbe!
    it's an awful bore having to wait
    quelle barbe de devoir attendre
  • 3
    also: borehole
    trou (m) de forage
  • 4 (diameter) (of gun barrel, pipe) small-bore rifle
    carabine (f) de petit calibre
    12-bore shotgun
    fusil (m) de calibre 12

transitive verb

  • 2 (drill)
    (person, machine, insect)
    percer (hole)
    creuser (well, tunnel)

intransitive verb

  • to bore into/through
    (person, machine, insect)
    forer dans/à travers
    her eyes bored into me
    elle me perçait de son regard


to bore somebody stiff ou to death ou to tears

faire mourir quelqu'un d'ennui

to bore the pants off somebody

faire mourir quelqu'un d'ennui
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