bore

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Homophones[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
bore

Third-person singular
bores

Past tense
bored

Past participle
bored

Present participle
boring

A machine boring a tunnel
  1. (transitive) If you bore somebody, you make them feel that they want to do something else because it is not interesting.
    I hate tennis; it bores me.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you bore a hole, you make a round hole by turning something round and round.
    You need to bore a hole in the wood to put the wire through.


Noun[change]

Singular
bore

Plural
bores

Verb[change]

Infinitive
bear

Third person singular
bears

Simple past
bore

Past participle
born or borne

Present participle
bearing

  1. The past tense of bear.