bore1 [bo: US bo:r] v
the past tense of ↑bear
bore 2
bore2 v
1.) [T]
to make someone feel bored, especially by talking too much about something they are not interested in
He's the sort of person who bores you at parties.
a film that will bore its young audience
bore sb with sth
I won't bore you with all the technical details.
bore sb to death/tears
(=make them very bored)
2.) [I and T]
to make a deep round hole in a hard surface
bore sth through/into/in sth
The machine bores a hole through the cards.
bore through/into
To build the tunnel they had to bore through solid rock.
3.) [I + into]
if someone's eyes bore into you, they look at you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable
bore 3
bore3 n
1.) [singular]
something that is not interesting to you or that annoys you
Waiting is a bore.
You'll find it's a terrible bore.
someone who is boring, especially because they talk too much about themselves or about things that do not interest you
He turned out to be a crashing bore (=used to emphasize that someone is very boring) .
3.) [singular]
the measurement of the width of the inside of a long hollow object such as a pipe or the ↑barrel of a gun
Take a length of piping with a bore of about 15mm.
12-/16-/20- etc bore
a 12-bore shotgun
wide/narrow/fine bore
a fine bore tube
4.) [singular]
a wave of water that moves quickly along a river from the sea at particular times of the year
the Severn bore

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