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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.

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