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noun bore pronunciation in American English /bɔr/ 
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singularbore
pluralbores
  1. 1
    [countable] someone who talks too much about things that are not very interesting

    Her husband is such a bore.

    1. a.
      [singular] a boring or annoying activity or situation

      I find cleaning a real bore.

      The constant traveling was becoming a bore.

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  2. 2
    [uncountable] British the gauge of a gun
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