Meaning of BORE in English

BORE

I.

noun

1 person

ADJECTIVE

▪ awful , crashing , dreadful ( esp. BrE ), real , terrible

Her husband is a crashing ~.

▪ complete , total

PHRASES

▪ a bit of a ~

2 a bore sth that you have to do

ADJECTIVE

▪ real , terrible

It's a real ~ having to meet my aunt for lunch.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ easily

I'm very easily ~d.

PREPOSITION

▪ with

I won't ~ you with too many details.

PHRASES

▪ ~ sb rigid ( BrE ), ~ sb silly ( BrE ), ~ sb stiff , ~ sb to death , ~ sb to tears

That lecture ~d me to tears!

▪ ~ sb out of their brains ( AmE ), ~ sb out of their mind , ~ sb out of their tiny mind ( BrE )

Bore is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ insect

Bore is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ hole , ↑ tunnel

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .