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Related to bore: tidal bore, bore witness
v. bored, bor•ing,
v. bored, bor•ing,
v. pt. of bear 1.
Bore is a verb, and it is also the past tense of the verb bear.
If something or someone bores you, you don't find them interesting.
You can say that you are bored with something or someone.
If you have nothing to do, you can say that you are bored.
Don't confuse bored with boring. If you say that someone or something is boring, you mean that they bore you.
Past participle: bored
|Noun||1.||bore - a person who evokes boredom |
platitudinarian - a bore who makes excessive use of platitudes
stuffed shirt - a bore who is extremely formal, pompous, and old-fashioned
|2.||bore - a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)|
|3.||bore - diameter of a tube or gun barrel|
|4.||bore - a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes|
excavation - a hole in the ground made by excavating
shot hole - drill hole for a charge of an explosive
|Verb||1.||bore - cause to be bored|
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
|2.||bore - make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"|
spud - initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum; "The well was spudded in April"
counter-drill - drill in an opposite direction
trepan - cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
"Bore: a person who talks when you wish him to listen" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]
"The way to be a bore is to say everything" [Voltaire Sept Discours en vers sur l'Homme]
"A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you" [Bert Leston Taylor The So-Called Human Race]
"A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience" [John Updike Confessions of a Wild Bore]
"Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week" [W.D. Howells]
to bore a hole in → hacer or perforar un agujero en
to bore one's way through → abrirse camino por
wood bored by insects → madera f carcomida
what a bore he is! → ¡qué hombre más pesado!, ¡es más pesado que el plomo!
to be bored; get bored → aburrirse
he's bored to death or tears; he's bored stiff → está aburrido como una ostra, está muerto de aburrimiento
to be bored with → estar aburrido or harto de
bore4 [bɔːʳ] N (= tidal wave) → marea f
the party/office bore → l'attaccabottoni m/f inv (di una festa/un ufficio)
a 12-bore shotgun → un fucile calibro 12