Definition of bore verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    bore

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bɔː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːr//
     
    see also bear, bore, borneVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bore
    BrE BrE//bɔː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːr//
     
    he / she / it bores
    BrE BrE//bɔːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːrz//
     
    ; BrE BrE//bɔːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːrz//
     
    past simple bored
    BrE BrE//bɔːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːrd//
     
    past participle bored
    BrE BrE//bɔːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːrd//
     
    -ing form boring
    BrE BrE//ˈbɔːrɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːrɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈbɔːrɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːrɪŋ//
     
    Boredom
     
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  1. 1  [transitive] to make somebody feel bored, especially by talking too much bore somebody I'm not boring you, am I? bore somebody with something Has he been boring you with his stories about his trip? See related entries: Boredom
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to make a long deep hole with a tool or by digging bore into/through something The drill is strong enough to bore through solid rock. bore something (in/through something) to bore a hole in something
  3. 3[intransitive] bore into somebody/something (of eyes) to stare in a way that makes somebody feel uncomfortable His blue eyes seemed to bore into her.
  4. Word Originverb senses 2 to 3 Old English borian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to German bohren. verb sense 1 mid 18th cent. (as a verb): of unknown origin.Extra examples I won’t bore you with too many details. I’m very easily bored. That lecture bored me to tears! Has he been boring you with his stories about China? He was a restless child and easily bored. I’m not boring you, am I?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bore