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 for boring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bore \Bore\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bored; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Boring.] [OE. borien, AS. borian; akin to Icel. bora, Dan.
     bore, D. boren, OHG. por?n, G. bohren, L. forare, Gr. ? to
     plow, Zend bar. [root]91.]
     1. To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an
        auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round
        hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank.
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              I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or
        apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel;
        to bore a hole.
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              Short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the
              insect can bore, as with a centerbit, a cylindrical
              passage through the most solid wood.  --T. W.
                                                    Harris.
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     3. To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as,
        to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and
        difficult passage through. "What bustling crowds I bored."
        --Gay.
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     4. To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to
        trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
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              He bores me with some trick.          --Shak.
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              Used to come and bore me at rare intervals.
                                                    --Carlyle.
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     5. To befool; to trick. [Obs.]
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              I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned,
              Baffled and bored, it seems.          --Beau. & Fl.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boring \Bor"ing\, n.
     1. The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as,
        the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers
        by certain marine mollusks.
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              One of the most important applications of boring is
              in the formation of artesian wells.   --Tomlinson.
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     2. A hole made by boring.
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     3. pl. The chips or fragments made by boring.
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     Boring bar, a revolving or stationary bar, carrying one or
        more cutting tools for dressing round holes.
  
     Boring tool (Metal Working), a cutting tool placed in a
        cutter head to dress round holes. --Knight.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  boring
      adj 1: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a
             boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening
             effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his
             competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who
             couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task
             the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious
             days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"-
             Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully
             wearisome" [syn: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum,
             irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome]
      n 1: the act of drilling [syn: drilling, boring]
      2: the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of
         producing petroleum [syn: boring, drilling, oil
         production]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "boring":
     acupunctuation, acupuncture, arid, bore, boresome, broach, dead,
     drab, dreary, drill hole, drudging, dry, dull, empiercement,
     exhausting, fatiguing, fixing, flat, goring, gray, humdrum,
     impalement, irksome, lancing, long-drawn-out, monotonous,
     penetration, perforation, piercing, pricking, prolix, punching,
     puncture, puncturing, repetitious, repetitive, same, samely,
     skewering, soporific, stale, stupefyingly boring, stuporific,
     tedious, terebration, tired, tiresome, tiring, transfixation,
     transfixion, transforation, trepanning, trephining, unending,
     unexciting, uninteresting, unrelieved, weariful, wearing,
     wearisome, wearying, wordy, yawny
  
  

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