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bores

noun
plural of bore

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(Entry 1 of 3)

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

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bores

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of bore

Synonyms & Antonyms of bores (Entry 2 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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bores

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of bore

Synonyms & Antonyms of bores (Entry 3 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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“Bores.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bores. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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