full-bore

adjective \ ˈfu̇l-ˈbȯr \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of full-bore

1 : full-blown 2
  • a full-bore crisis
2 : made with maximum effort
  • a full-bore attempt to succeed

First Known Use of full-bore

1967

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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full bore

adverb

Definition of full bore

: with maximum effort or speed
  • runners sprinting full bore

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First Known Use of full bore

1927

in the meaning defined above

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