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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bore  \Bore\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bored};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Boring}.]  [OE.  borien,  AS  borian;  akin  to  Icel.  bora,  Dan. 
  bore,  D.  boren,  OHG.  por?n,  G.  bohren  L.  forare,  Gr  ?  to 
  plow,  Zend  bar.  [root]91.] 
  1.  To  perforate  or  penetrate,  as  a  solid  body,  by  turning  an 
  auger,  gimlet,  drill,  or  other  instrument;  to  make  a  round 
  hole  in  or  through  to  pierce;  as  to  bore  a  plank. 
 
  I'll  believe  as  soon  this  whole  earth  may  be  bored. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  form  or  enlarge  by  means  of  a  boring  instrument  or 
  apparatus;  as  to  bore  a  steam  cylinder  or  a  gun  barrel; 
  to  bore  a  hole. 
 
  Short  but  very  powerful  jaws,  by  means  whereof  the 
  insect  can  bore,  as  with  a  centerbit,  a  cylindrical 
  passage  through  the  most  solid  wood.  --T.  W. 
  Harris. 
 
  3.  To  make  (a  passage)  by  laborious  effort,  as  in  boring;  as 
  to  bore  one's  way  through  a  crowd;  to  force  a  narrow  and 
  difficult  passage  through  ``What  bustling  crowds  I 
  bored.''  --Gay. 
 
  4.  To  weary  by  tedious  iteration  or  by  dullness;  to  tire;  to 
  trouble;  to  vex;  to  annoy;  to  pester. 
 
  He  bores  me  with  some  trick.  --Shak. 
 
  Used  to  come  and  bore  me  at  rare  intervals. 
  --Carlyle. 
 
  5.  To  befool;  to  trick.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  am  abused,  betrayed;  I  am  laughed  at  scorned, 
  Baffled  and  bored,  it  seems  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bored 
  adj  1:  tired  of  the  world;  "bored  with  life";  "strolled  through  the 
  museum  with  a  bored  air"  [syn:  {world-weary}] 
  2:  uninterested  because  of  frequent  exposure  or  indulgence; 
  "his  blase  indifference";  "a  petulent  blase  air";  "the 
  bored  gaze  of  the  successful  film  star"  [syn:  {blase}] 




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