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noun     bore pronunciation in British English
/bɔː(r)/
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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.

    a typical wine/computer bore

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

      I find cleaning a real bore.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] British a unit for measuring the inside of a gun barrel

    a 12-bore shotgun

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