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Bore meaning

bore - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. To make ( a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as, to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
  2. 2. To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
  3. 3. To befool; to trick.
  4. 4. To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns; as, this timber does not bore well, or is hard to bore.
  5. 5. To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
  6. 6. The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.
  7. 7. Caliber; importance.
  8. 8. A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui.
  9. 9. Less properly, a very high and rapid tidal flow, when not so abrupt, such as occurs at the Bay of Fundy and in the British Channel.
  10. 10. imp. of 1st & amp; 2d Bear.
  11. 11. To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; - said of a horse.
  12. 12. imp. of 1st & 2d Bear.
  13. 13. Of bear.
  14. 14. A hole made by boring; a wearisome person.
  15. 15. To make a hole in; to weary.

bore - examples of usage

  1. It was for her father's sake, of course, that Virginia bore with him. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Pocahontas marked with interest that the boy was last of the line, and that he bore himself as bravely as the others. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. But T- S set his teeth and bore it- hoping this might be the way to land his contract. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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