bore


bore
I
[[t]bɔr, boʊr[/t]]
v. bored, bor•ing, n.
1) to pierce (a solid substance) with some rotary cutting instrument
2) to make (a hole) with such an instrument
3) civ to make (a tunnel, mine, passage, etc.) by hollowing out, cutting through, or removing a core of material
4) mac to enlarge (a hole) to a precise diameter with a cutting tool within the hole, by rotating either the tool or the work
5) to force (an opening), as through a crowd, by persistent forward thrusting (usu. fol. by through or into)
6) to make a hole in a solid substance with a rotary cutting instrument
7) a hole made or enlarged by boring
8) wam mac the inside diameter of a hole or hollow cylindrical object, such as an engine cylinder or a gun barrel
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE borian II
bore
[[t]bɔr, boʊr[/t]] v. bored, bor•ing, n.
1) to weary by dullness, repetition, unwelcome attentions, etc.:
The long speech bored me[/ex]
2) a dull, tiresome, or uncongenial person
3) a cause of ennui or petty annoyance:
The play was a bore[/ex]
Etymology: 1760–70; of uncert. orig. III
bore
[[t]bɔr, boʊr[/t]] n.
oce an abrupt rise of tidal water moving inland from the mouth of an estuary
Etymology: 1275–1325; ME bare < ON bāra wave IV
bore
[[t]bɔr, boʊr[/t]]
v.
pt. of bear I

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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