how to pronounce bore


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bore is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bore in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of bore


  1. To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
  2. To make a hole with, or as if with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool.
  3. Past participle of bear.
  4. To fool; to trick.
  5. To form or enlarge (something) by means of a boring instrument or apparatus.
  6. To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air.
  7. To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
  8. To inspire boredom in somebody.
  9. Simple past tense of bear.
  10. To make a hole through something.
  11. To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns.


  1. A hole drilled or milled through something, or its diameter.
  2. A tool, such as an auger, for making a hole by boring.
  3. A sudden and rapid flow of tide occuring in certain rivers and estuaries which rolls up as a wave.
  4. Something dull or uninteresting.
  5. One who inspires boredom or lack of interest; an uninteresting person.
  6. The tunnel inside of a gun's barrel through which the bullet travels when fired, or its diameter.
  7. Calibre; importance.
  8. A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.

bore frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bore occurs in english on average 10.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bore can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bore can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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