- they bored a hole into the rockwe bored our way through the crowdhicieron una perforación en la rocahis eyes were boring a hole in menos abrimos paso entre la muchedumbreme traspasaba con la miradaExample sentences
- He has a story for each tool he demonstrates, be it a drill that bores square holes or a spill plane.
- Unfortunately, the head was attached to his body, which as a unit had rented the apartment under hers and had bored a hole in the ceiling for stalking purposes.
- He was staring at a tree that the rock had bored a hole through.
- 1 (diameter of cylinder, pipe, gun barrel) small-bore weapons12-bore shotgun (British English)armas (feminine plural) de pequeño calibreescopeta (feminine) de calibre 12Example sentences
- Barrels have ventilated ribs, hard-chromed bores, interchangeable choke tubes (three provided) and lengthened forcing cones to reduce recoil.
- The inside bore might be 12 in, but the barrels are well over a metre in diameter at the base.
- The bore of the Browning barrel was mirror smooth from one end to the other.
- It is also available as a shotgun in 12 and 20 gauge, and .410 bore.
- The traditional .22 rifle has been replaced by a choice of Browning automatic handgun or sawn-off 12 bore shotgun.
- In its shotgun line, it has added a 28 gauge and .410 bore to its series.
- 2 (hole)Example sentences
- Lighting control panels are being installed in the portal equipment rooms, in niches along the length of the tunnel, and in the passageways connecting the bores.
- The firm wanted to eliminate building mandatory escape cross tunnels between bores, a job requiring tricky ground freezing, says Harnois.
- Despite all the difficulties the two ends of the tunnel bore met as planned in 1916.
- 1.1(dull person)you're being a bore!pesado, (-da) (masculine, feminine) [colloquial]¡mira que eres plomo or pesado! [colloquial]Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 (especially British English) (annoying thing) See examples:what a bore your having to go so soon!
- I think he has simply demonstrated once again why he has become such a crashing bore.
- At a deeper level, it seems to me that he is a world-class crashing bore.
- The days of desperately trying to escape the clutches of some crashing bore in the corner of a nightclub are long gone.
¡qué fastidio or qué lata que te tengas que ir tan pronto! [colloquial]
- Instead, it's a tedious and meretricious bore, and those are the worst kind.
- The course can sometimes be a bore but I find the major subjects quite interesting.
- Will's columns can sometimes be a bore, ripping a social healthcare program here and our educational system's shortcomings there.
- (weary) I'm not boring you, am I?opera bores me stiff o (in British English also) rigidno te estaré aburriendo, ¿no?I'm bored stiffla ópera me aburre mortalmente or soberanamentethe lecture bored me to death o tearsestoy más aburrida que una ostrala conferencia fue aburridísima or me aburrió hasta decir bastaExample sentences
- Oh please, Damion, your insults are so dull it bores me.
- It's a pretty good story, actually, though I get bored by cards very quickly.
- I'll give it a go next week, but imagine that this will quickly bore me.
- (Geography) (tidal wave)macareo (masculine)Example sentences
- The largest bores occur on 25 days a year, in the morning and evening, with biggest bores on tides over 32’.
- Experiments in a laboratory wave tank show that interactions between bores refracted by a prowlike beach can produce jets in which the velocity is nearly twice the bore's phase speed.
- On the Shubenacadie River, the tidal bore and rapidly rising tide results in extremely turbulent waters.
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