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bore1 / bôr/ • v. 1. [tr.] make (a hole) in something, esp. with a revolving tool: they bored holes in the sides. ∎  [tr.] hollow out (a tube or tunnel): try to bore the tunnel at the correct angle. ∎  [intr.] (bore into) fig. (of a person's eyes) stare harshly at: your terrible blue eyes bore into me. 2. [intr.] make one's way through (a crowd). • n. the hollow part inside a gun barrel or other tube. ∎  [often in comb.] the diameter of this; the caliber: a small-bore rifle. ∎  [in comb.] a gun of a specified bore: he shot a guard in the leg with a twelve-bore. bore2 • n. a person whose talk or behavior is dull and uninteresting: a crashing bore who tells the same old jokes over and over. ∎  [in sing.] a tedious situation or thing: it's such a bore cooking when one's alone. • v. [tr.] make (someone) feel weary and uninterested by tedious talk or dullness: rather than bore you with all the details, I'll hit some of the bright spots. PHRASES: bore someone to death (or to tears) weary (a person) in the extreme. bore3 • n. a steep-fronted wave caused by the meeting of two tides or by the constriction of a tide rushing up a narrow estuary. bore4 • past of bear1 .

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bore, inrush of water that advances upstream with a wavelike front, caused by the progress of incoming tide from a wide-mouthed bay into its narrower portion. The tidal movement tends to be retarded by friction as it reaches the shallower water and meets the river current; it therefore piles up and forms a low wall of water that moves upstream with considerable force and velocity as the tide continues to rise. In the mouth of the Amazon River a tidal bore known locally as the pororoca occurs every spring tide. It has a wall of water from 5 to 15 ft (1.5–4.6 m) high and advances at a speed of from 10 to 15 mi (16–24 km) per hr. The highest recorded bore (15 ft/4.6 m) is found in the Fuchun River near Hangzhou, China. Bores are found also in the Bay of Fundy, in Solway Firth, in the Severn, Seine, and Hugli rivers, and in Hangzhou Bay.

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bore A very rapid rise of the tide, in which the advancing flood waters form a wave with an abrupt front. Bores occur in certain shallow estuaries and river mouths where there is a large tidal range and suitably funnel-shaped regions (e.g. the Amazon, the Bay of Fundy, the Tsing Kiang River in China, and the Rivers Severn, Trent, and Ouse in England).

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bore Very rapid rise of the tide, in which the advancing flood waters form a wave with an abrupt front. Bores occur in certain shallow estuaries and river mouths where there is a large tidal range, and suitably funnel-shaped regions, e.g. the Amazon, the Bay of Fundy, the Tsing Kiang River in China, and the Rivers Severn, Trent, and Ouse in England.

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bore. Interior of tube of wind instr. Determines length and proportions of air column and pitch of lowest note obtainable. In brass instr. length of bore is variable by use of valves, in woodwind by opening and closing sideholes.

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bore3 †ennui; †annoyance, nuisance; tiresome thing XVIII; tiresome person XIX. of unkn. orig. (references in XVIII to French bore are unexplained).
Also as vb. XVIII.

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bore1 pierce. OE. borian = MLG., MDu. boren, OHG. borōn (G. bohren), ON. bora :- Gmc. *borōn. The IE. base *bhor- *bhr is repr. by L. forāre pierce.

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bore2 tidal wave. XVII. of doubtful orig.; Cf. ON. bára wave, billow.

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