Synonyms of bore in English

: bore1bore2

bore1


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verb

1‘you must bore a hole in the ceiling to pass the cable through’

SYNONYMS

drill, pierce, perforate, puncture, punch, cut

tunnel, burrow, mine, sink

make, create, put, drive


noun

1‘a large amount of water had been pumped from the well bore’

SYNONYMS

borehole, hole, well, shaft, pit, passage, tunnel

2‘the canon has a bore of 890 millimetres’

SYNONYMS

calibre, diameter, gauge


Synonyms of bore in English

: bore1bore2

bore2


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verb

1‘the news bored Philip so he didn't watch it’

SYNONYMS

be tedious to, pall on, stultify, stupefy, weary, tire, fatigue, send to sleep, exhaust, wear out, leave cold

bore to tears, bore to death, bore out of one's mind, bore stiff, bore rigid, bore stupid

informal turn off

rare hebetate

ANTONYMS

interest, entertain


noun

1‘the poetry reading turned out to be a great bore’

SYNONYMS

tedious thing, tiresome thing, nuisance, bother, pest, annoyance, trial, vexation, thorn in one's flesh

tiresome person, tedious person

informal drag, pain, pain in the neck, bind, headache, hassle

North American informal pain in the butt, nudnik

Australian informal fair cow

Australian NZ informal nark

British informal, dated blighter, blister, pill

British vulgar slang pain in the arse