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bore /bɔː/ vb
  1. to produce (a hole) in (a material) by use of a drill, auger, or other cutting tool
  2. to increase the diameter of (a hole), as by an internal turning operation on a lathe or similar machine
  3. (transitive) to produce (a hole in the ground, tunnel, mine shaft, etc) by digging, drilling, cutting, etc
  4. (intransitive) informal (of a horse or athlete in a race) to push other competitors, esp in order to try to get them out of the way
  1. a hole or tunnel in the ground, esp one drilled in search of minerals, oil, etc
  2. the hollow part of a tube or cylinder, esp of a gun barrel
  3. the diameter of such a hollow part; calibre
  4. Austral an artesian well
Etymology: Old English borian; related to Old Norse bora, Old High German borōn to bore, Latin forāre to pierce, Greek pharos ploughing, phárunx pharynx
bore /bɔː/ vb
  1. (transitive) to tire or make weary by being dull, repetitious, or uninteresting
  1. a dull, repetitious, or uninteresting person, activity, or state
Etymology: 18th Century: of unknown origin

bored adj
bore /bɔː/ n
  1. a high steep-fronted wave moving up a narrow estuary, caused by the tide
Etymology: 17th Century: from Old Norse bāra wave, billow
bore /bɔː/ vb
  1. the past tense of bear1

bear /bɛə/ vb (bears, bearing, bore, borne)(mainly tr)
  1. to support or hold up; sustain
  2. to bring or convey: to bear gifts
  3. to take, accept, or assume the responsibility of: to bear an expense
  4. (past participle bornin passive use except when followed by by) to give birth to: to bear children
  5. (also intr) to produce by or as if by natural growth: to bear fruit
  6. to tolerate or endure: she couldn't bear him
  7. to admit of; sustain: his story does not bear scrutiny
  8. to hold in the conscious mind or in one's feelings: to bear a grudge, I'll bear that idea in mind
  9. to show or be marked with: he still bears the scars
  10. to render or supply (esp in the phrase bear witness)
  11. to conduct or manage (oneself, the body, etc): she bore her head high
  12. to have, be, or stand in (relation or comparison): his account bears no relation to the facts
  13. (intransitive) to move, be located, or lie in a specified direction
  14. bear a handto give assistance
  15. bring to bearto bring into operation or effect

See also bear down, bear upEtymology: Old English beran; related to Old Norse bera, Old High German beran to carry, Latin ferre, Greek pherein to bear, Sanskrit bharati he carries
bear /bɛə/ n ( pl bears, bear)
  1. any plantigrade mammal of the family Ursidae: order Carnivora (carnivores). Bears are typically massive omnivorous animals with a large head, a long shaggy coat, and strong claws
  2. any of various bearlike animals, such as the koala and the ant bear
  3. a clumsy, churlish, or ill-mannered person
  4. a teddy bear
  5. a speculator who sells in anticipation of falling prices to make a profit on repurchase
  6. (as modifier): a bear market
    Compare bull1
vb (bears, bearing, beared)
  1. (transitive) to lower or attempt to lower the price or prices of (a stock market or a security) by speculative selling
Etymology: Old English bera; related to Old Norse bjorn, Old High German bero

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