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bore

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bore

  1. 1 to make a hole or series of holes in <some woodpecker bored holes in our tree in the backyard> Synonyms bore, drill, hole, pierce, punch, puncture, riddleRelated Words broach, tap; poke, prick, prickle; penetrate; burrow (into), excavate, gouge, groove, hollow; break, cut, gash, notch, rend, rupture, slash, slit, splitNear Antonyms fill, patch, plug, seal

  2. 2 to force one's way <with some effort, she bored through the throng of yelling protestors> Synonyms bore, bull, bulldoze, crash, elbow, jam, jostle, muscle, push, shoulder, squeezeRelated Words ram, shove, thrust




bore

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bore

  1. to make weary and restless by being dull or monotonous <the professor's lifeless and unimaginative teaching style bored the students to death> Synonyms jade, tire, weary Related Words pall; burn out, do in, drain, enervate, exhaust, fag, fatigue, tucker (out), wash out, wear, wear out; debilitate, disable, enfeeble; deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit Phrases put to sleep Near Antonyms activate, animate, energize, enliven, excite, galvanize, invigorate, stimulate, strengthen, vitalize; amuse, entertain; allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, hypnotize, mesmerize; monopolize, preoccupy; busy, immerse, involve, occupy; pump up, rally, rouse, stir Antonyms absorb, busy, engage, engross, enthrall (or enthral), fascinate, grip, interest, intrigue




bore

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bore

  1. someone or something boring <for once, the graduation speaker wasn't a real bore> Synonyms drag, drip, droner, dullsville, nudnik (also nudnick), snooze, snoozer, yawn, yawnerRelated Words bummer, downer; bromide, pillNear Antonyms blast, gas [slang], kick, rush, upper




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