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To make someone bored or unenthusiastic

bore

verb

to make someone feel impatient or dissatisfied, especially by talking to them about things that are not very interesting

pall

verb

if something palls, it gradually becomes less interesting or less exciting because you have already experienced it many times

turn off

to make someone feel bored or no longer interested in something

leave someone cold

to completely fail to interest or attract someone

stultify

verb

demotivate

verb

to make someone lose their enthusiasm and interest

make (for) interesting/tedious etc reading

to be interesting/boring etc to read

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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