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bore 1

v. bored, bor·ing, bores
1. To make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill.
2. To form (a tunnel, for example) by drilling, digging, or burrowing.
1. To make a hole in or through something with or as if with a drill: "three types of protein that enable the cells to bore in and out of blood vessels" (Elisabeth Rosenthal).
2. To proceed or advance steadily or laboriously: a destroyer boring through heavy seas.
1. A hole or passage made by or as if by use of a drill.
2. A hollow, usually cylindrical chamber or barrel, as of a firearm.
3. The interior diameter of a hole, tube, or cylinder.
4. The caliber of a firearm.
5. A drilling tool.

[Middle English boren, from Old English borian.]

bore 2

tr.v. bored, bor·ing, bores
To make weary by being dull, repetitive, or tedious: The movie bored us.
One that is wearingly dull, repetitive, or tedious.

[Origin unknown.]
Usage Note: If an activity or experience starts to bore you, are you bored by it, bored of it, or bored with it? All three constructions are common in informal writing and speech, but they enjoy different degrees of acceptance. The most widely approved wordings are bored with and bored by. In our 2012 survey, the sentences I'm getting bored with this lecture series and I'm getting bored by this lecture series were accepted by 93 percent and 88 percent of our Usage Panel, respectively. By contrast, only 24 percent of the Panelists found I'm getting bored of this lecture series at least somewhat acceptable. Why is the bored of construction so widely condemned, when tired of, on which it is presumably modeled, is universally accepted? Probably because tired of was grandfathered into our language, as a relic of the once-common use of of in passive-voice constructions (in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, for instance, Benedict describes himself as being "loved of all ladies"—that is, loved by them). By the time bore came into English in the late 1800s, the use of of to indicate the agent in passive constructions was uncommon. People have kept using such pre-existent familiar phrasings as tired of and frightened of, but otherwise the passive-agent use of of is mostly defunct, so the phrasing bored of is likely to seem like an error to many readers.

bore 3

See tidal bore.

[Middle English bare, wave, from Old Norse bāra; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

bore 4

Past tense of bear1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bored - tired of the world; "bored with life"; "strolled through the museum with a bored air"
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"
2.bored - uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgencebored - uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; "his blase indifference"; "a petulant blase air"; "the bored gaze of the successful film star"
uninterested - not having or showing interest; "an uninterested spectator"


adjective fed up, tired, hacked (off) (U.S. slang), wearied, weary, pissed off (taboo slang), uninterested, sick and tired (informal), listless, browned-off (informal), brassed off (Brit. slang), ennuied I am getting very bored with this entire business.
kede (sig)
kojem je dosadno


[ˈbɔːrd] adj [person] → qui s'ennuie; [sigh, tone, look] → d'ennui
to be bored [person] → s'ennuyer
I was bored → Je m'ennuyais.
to be bored with sth → en avoir assez de qch
to get bored → s'ennuyer
to be bored to tears, to be bored to death, to be bored stiff → s'ennuyer à mourir


[ˈbɔːd] adjannoiato/a
he's bored to tears or bored to death or bored stiff → è annoiato a morte, si annoia da morire


مَلول unuděný kede (sig) gelangweilt αισθανόμενος ανία aburrido, estar aburrido ikävystynyt ennuyé kojem je dosadno annoiato 退屈した 지루한 verveeld uinteressert znudzony aborrecido, entediado скучающий uttråkad รู้สึกเบื่อ canı sıkılmış chán 无聊的


a. aburrido-a.


(pp de bore) adj aburrido; to become — aburrirse; He gets bored easily..Se aburre fácilmente.
References in classic literature ?
It had a slightly upward slope, and this, Professor Bumper said, indicated that it was bored upward and perhaps into the very heart of the mountain somewhere in the interior of which was the Beecher party.
Upon each side of the Pequod's quarter deck, and pretty close to the mizen shrouds, there was an auger hole, bored about half an inch or so, into the plank.
The sound bored its way up through the stillness again.
Thrice a day a fine band makes music in the public promenade before the Conversation House, and in the afternoon and evening that locality is populous with fashionably dressed people of both sexes, who march back and forth past the great music-stand and look very much bored, though they make a show of feeling otherwise.
The benches was made out of outside slabs of logs, with holes bored in the round side to drive sticks into for legs.
He starved us when he had the sole superintendence of the provision department, before the committee was appointed; and he bored us with long lectures once a week, and with evening readings from books of his own inditing, about sudden deaths and judgments, which made us afraid to go to bed.
So long as Mistress Mary's mind was full of disagreeable thoughts about her dislikes and sour opinions of people and her determination not to be pleased by or interested in anything, she was a yellow-faced, sickly, bored and wretched child.
Well, I am what they call an Oxford man,' he returned; 'that is to say, I get bored to death down there, periodically - and I am on my way now to my mother's.
He was a rather fanciful young prince, accustomed to follow his whims; and one day, being more than usually bored with existence, he took it into his head to ramble incognito through his kingdom in search of his ideal wife,--`The Golden Girl,' as he called her.
I am consumed with remorse for having bored my darling.