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    bore

    bore - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bore

    Definition
    (noun) a person who evokes boredom
    Synonyms : dullard
    Definition
    (noun) a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
    Synonyms : aegir , eager , eagre , tidal bore
    Definition
    (noun) diameter of a tube or gun barrel
    Synonyms : caliber , calibre , gauge
    Definition
    (noun) a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
    Synonyms : bore-hole , drill hole
    Definition
    (verb) cause to be bored
    Synonyms : tire
    Definition
    (verb) make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
    Synonyms : drill
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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