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bore1

bore1

 
pronunciation:
bor
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bored, bores, boring
definition 1: to make a hole in with an instrument such as a drill.
He bored the metal so it could be nailed to the wall.
synonyms:
drill
similar words:
hole, perforate, pierce, prick, puncture, ream, trepan
definition 2: to make (a hole) through or in with a drill or similar tool.
She bored three holes for the nails to go through.
synonyms:
drill, gimlet, punch
similar words:
broach, hole, pierce, prick, puncture, ream, tap, trepan
definition 3: to create (an opening such as a tunnel) by cutting through.
They bored a tunnel through the giant rock to let cars pass through it.
synonyms:
trepan, tunnel
similar words:
burrow, dig, drill, mine, shaft
definition 4: to create or force (an opening or passage).
We had to bore a path through the dense crowd.
synonyms:
bull, dig, drive, force
similar words:
burrow, push, ram, shove, tunnel
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a hole through or in with a drill or similar tool.
synonyms:
drill, hole
similar words:
cut through, dig, drive, mine
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hole or other opening made by boring.
synonyms:
broach, hole, shaft, tunnel
similar words:
burrow, gouge, mine, perforation, prick, puncture
definition 2: the interior diameter of a tube or cylinder, esp. the barrel of a firearm.
synonyms:
caliber
similar words:
barrel, cavity, chamber, cylinder, diameter, shaft
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