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English noun: bore

1. bore (person) a person who evokes boredom


Synonymsdullard


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person


Narrower (hyponym)gasbag, nudnick, nudnik, platitudinarian, stuffed shirt, windbag

2. bore (event) a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)


Synonymsaegir, eager, eagre, tidal bore


Broader (hypernym)tidal current, tidal flow

3. bore (attribute) diameter of a tube or gun barrel


Synonymscaliber, calibre, gauge


Broader (hypernym)diam, diameter

4. bore (artifact) a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes


Synonymsbore-hole, drill hole


Broader (hypernym)excavation


Narrower (hyponym)shot hole


Domain categoryexcavation, mining


English verb: bore

1. bore (emotion) cause to be bored


ExamplesThe performance is likely to bore Sue


Synonymstire


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Antonymsinterest

2. bore (contact) make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool


SamplesDon'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.


Synonymsdrill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)counter-drill, spud, trepan









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