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Definition 1: a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bore in the sense of this definition

(bore is a kind of ...) a hole in the ground made by excavating

(... is a kind of bore ) drill hole for a charge of an explosive

(bore belongs to category ...) the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

Definition 2: diameter of a tube or gun barrel - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for bore in the sense of this definition

(bore is a kind of ...) the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference

Definition 3: a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for bore in the sense of this definition

(bore is a kind of ...) the water current caused by the tides

Definition 4: a person who evokes boredom - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for bore in the sense of this definition

(bore is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

(... is a kind of bore ) a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics

(... is a kind of bore ) (Yiddish) someone who is a boring pest

(... is a kind of bore ) a bore who makes excessive use of platitudes

(... is a kind of bore ) a bore who is extremely formal, pompous, and old-fashioned

Definition 5: make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool - [verb of contact]

Samples where bore or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for bore in the sense of this definition

(bore is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of bore ) initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum

"The well was spudded in April"

(... is a kind of bore ) drill in an opposite direction

(... is a kind of bore ) cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery

Definition 6: cause to be bored - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for bore in the sense of this definition

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