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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 to make a hole or series of holes in
  • some woodpecker bored holes in our tree in the backyard

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2 to force one's way
  • with some effort, she bored through the throng of yelling protestors

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Synonyms & Antonyms of bore (Entry 2 of 3)

to make weary and restless by being dull or monotonous
  • the professor's lifeless and unimaginative teaching style bored the students to death

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Synonyms & Antonyms of bore (Entry 3 of 3)

someone or something boring
  • for once, the graduation speaker wasn't a real bore

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The first known use of bore was before the 12th century

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“Bore.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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