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. [1913 Webster]

I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester. [1913 Webster]

He bores me with some trick. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Used to come and bore me at rare intervals. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

5. To befool; to trick. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned, Baffled and bored, it seems. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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