bore - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleboring
past tensebored
past participlebored
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make someone feel impatient or dissatisfied, especially by talking to them about things that are not very interesting

    I hope I’m not boring you.

    bore someone with something:

    I won’t bore you with all the details.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a deep hole in something hard
    bore into/through:

    insects that bore through wood

phrasal verbs