Meaning of BORE in English

BORE

I.

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bore...malice (= did not feel any malice towards her )

James bore her no malice .

bore...the stamp of (= had )

The speech bore the stamp of authority.

full bore

Kate took a huge slice and was going at it full bore.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

down

The Wolf of Kabul bore down upon him.

His eyes bore down on me out of a somewhat hawklike face, and I immediately became flustered.

An icy wind howled and a great wall of snow bore down upon them.

Her great white face bore down on mine.

She bore down on the hybrids and, with her claws, she killed them almost before they realized.

He bore down again, pressed himself against my back.

Five or six men, horsed, masked and well-armed, burst from a clump of trees and bore down on them.

How Linda fell on to the track and he tried to pick her up just as the train bore down on them.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bore sb silly

bore/scare etc the pants off sb

He wasn't interested in the heavy political stuff which bored the pants off most people.

It took ten minutes to reach Honey Cottage, with Yanto trying his best to scare the pants off Mary.

Lovely people who scared the pants off him.

The tests scare the pants off many managers.

Though, mind you, it scares the pants off poor old Crumwallis.

bored/scared/worried stiff

And I was scared stiff about having lied to Mel about being single when he hired me.

Cis, who knew about it, was scared stiff .

He was scared stiff , thought a ghastly mistake had been made.

He was very naturally scared stiff of using up all his remaining petrol and making a bad landing.

Mabel was by now scared stiff and frozen cold.

Poor kid, thought Alice, he's scared stiff .

We looked at each other, scared stiff , but we followed Mrs Bullivant upstairs.

crashing bore

At worst, a crashing bore.

deadly serious/dull/boring etc

And at a time which - surely it was obvious - was deadly serious.

He's a deadly dull little man as far as I can see.

He was deadly serious and I knew it.

His companion chuckled at the jest, but Gravelet, whose stage name was Blondin, was deadly serious.

It was now clear, however, that the position was becoming deadly serious.

Suppose, for example, you regularly attend a weekly meeting which tends to be deadly dull.

The noise level was high in both languages; all faces were deadly serious.

The primary indicator is Attempts to be deadly serious invariably result in unintended comedy.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Am I boring you?

Being alone with a baby all day bored her to tears.

He bores everyone with his stories about his girlfriends.

Poetry bores me.

The machine they used to bore the tunnel is the size of a two storey house.

The mining company bored a 5000 foot hole.

They had to bore through solid rock.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And it is not true that a girl decides in junior high that math is, like, so boring.

I will tell you frankly the word Marxism is very boring to me.

It bore out the warnings received from MI6.

Not just resistant to the pitter patter of bored kiddie feet but immune to assaults from the outside as well.

There would be nothing more boring than the landslide that everyone predicted.

Those with earnings just above the tax threshold bore the heaviest burden of the flat rate tax as a proportion of income.

Twin towers bore the arms of the railway companies emblazoned upon them.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bore sb silly

bore/scare etc the pants off sb

He wasn't interested in the heavy political stuff which bored the pants off most people.

It took ten minutes to reach Honey Cottage, with Yanto trying his best to scare the pants off Mary.

Lovely people who scared the pants off him.

The tests scare the pants off many managers.

Though, mind you, it scares the pants off poor old Crumwallis.

bored/scared/worried stiff

And I was scared stiff about having lied to Mel about being single when he hired me.

Cis, who knew about it, was scared stiff .

He was scared stiff , thought a ghastly mistake had been made.

He was very naturally scared stiff of using up all his remaining petrol and making a bad landing.

Mabel was by now scared stiff and frozen cold.

Poor kid, thought Alice, he's scared stiff .

We looked at each other, scared stiff , but we followed Mrs Bullivant upstairs.

deadly serious/dull/boring etc

And at a time which - surely it was obvious - was deadly serious.

He's a deadly dull little man as far as I can see.

He was deadly serious and I knew it.

His companion chuckled at the jest, but Gravelet, whose stage name was Blondin, was deadly serious.

It was now clear, however, that the position was becoming deadly serious.

Suppose, for example, you regularly attend a weekly meeting which tends to be deadly dull.

The noise level was high in both languages; all faces were deadly serious.

The primary indicator is Attempts to be deadly serious invariably result in unintended comedy.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And it is not true that a girl decides in junior high that math is, like, so boring.

Not just resistant to the pitter patter of bored kiddie feet but immune to assaults from the outside as well.

There would be nothing more boring than the landslide that everyone predicted.

Those with earnings just above the tax threshold bore the heaviest burden of the flat rate tax as a proportion of income.

Twin towers bore the arms of the railway companies emblazoned upon them.

III. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

But she can also be the biggest bore when she piles on endless details about her childhood stomping grounds.

Power will be provided by a big-bore V-twin.

Whereupon the media, denied the excitements that they had trumpeted, declared the whole event a big , irrelevant bore .

wide

This process can be hastened by gentle pipetting of the egg masses through a wide bore glass mouth pipette.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a 12-bore shotgun

At parties she always gets stuck with some bore who wants to tell her the story of his life.

Washing the dishes is a bore .

Winston is such a bore !

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Gluck was armed with an incredibly heavy musket, a single-shot museum piece with an octagonal barrel and a smooth bore .

It was in the direction of Temple Bar Creek and the Mereenie water bores.

Solitons are solitary waves; the Severn bore is a good example.

Whereupon the media, denied the excitements that they had trumpeted, declared the whole event a big, irrelevant bore .

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