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

  Bear \Bear\ (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. Bore (b[=o]r) (formerly
     Bare (b[^a]r)); p. p. Born (b[^o]rn), Borne (b[=o]rn);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Bearing.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to
     bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G.
     geb[aum]ren, Goth. ba['i]ran to bear or carry, Icel. bera,
     Sw. b[aum]ra, Dan. b[ae]re, OHG. beran, peran, L. ferre to
     bear, carry, produce, Gr. fe`rein, OSlav. brati to take,
     carry, OIr. berim I bear, Skr. bh[.r] to bear. [root]92. Cf.
     1. To support or sustain; to hold up.
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     2. To support and remove or carry; to convey.
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              I 'll bear your logs the while.       --Shak.
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     3. To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons. [Obs.]
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              Bear them to my house.                --Shak.
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     4. To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
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              Every man should bear rule in his own house.
                                                    --Esther i.
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     5. To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a
        mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
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     6. To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or
        distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
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     7. To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to
        entertain; to harbor --Dryden.
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              The ancient grudge I bear him.        --Shak.
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     8. To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
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              Should such a man, too fond to rule alone,
              Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.
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              I cannot bear
              The murmur of this lake to hear.      --Shelley.
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              My punishment is greater than I can bear. --Gen. iv.
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     9. To gain or win. [Obs.]
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              Some think to bear it by speaking a great word.
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              She was . . . found not guilty, through bearing of
              friends and bribing of the judge.     --Latimer.
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     10. To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense,
         responsibility, etc.
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               He shall bear their iniquities.      --Is. liii.
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               Somewhat that will bear your charges. --Dryden.
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     11. To render or give; to bring forward. "Your testimony
         bear" --Dryden.
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     12. To carry on, or maintain; to have. "The credit of bearing
         a part in the conversation." --Locke.
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     13. To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain
         without violence, injury, or change.
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               In all criminal cases the most favorable
               interpretation should be put on words that they can
               possibly bear.                       --Swift.
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     14. To manage, wield, or direct. "Thus must thou thy body
         bear." --Shak. Hence: To behave; to conduct.
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               Hath he borne himself penitently in prison? --Shak.
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     15. To afford; to be to; to supply with.
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               His faithful dog shall bear him company. --Pope.
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     16. To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples;
         to bear children; to bear interest.
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               Here dwelt the man divine whom Samos bore.
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     Note: In the passive form of this verb, the best modern usage
           restricts the past participle born to the sense of
           brought forth, while borne is used in the other senses
           of the word. In the active form, borne alone is used as
           the past participle.
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     To bear down.
         (a) To force into a lower place; to carry down; to
             depress or sink. "His nose, . . . large as were the
             others, bore them down into insignificance."
         (b) To overthrow or crush by force; as, to bear down an
     To bear a hand.
         (a) To help; to give assistance.
         (b) (Naut.) To make haste; to be quick.
     To bear in hand, to keep (one) up in expectation, usually
        by promises never to be realized; to amuse by false
        pretenses; to delude. [Obs.] "How you were borne in hand,
        how crossed." --Shak.
     To bear in mind, to remember.
     To bear off.
         (a) To restrain; to keep from approach.
         (b) (Naut.) To remove to a distance; to keep clear from
             rubbing against anything; as, to bear off a blow; to
             bear off a boat.
         (c) To gain; to carry off, as a prize.
         (d) (Backgammon) To remove from the backgammon board into
             the home when the position of the piece and the dice
             provide the proper opportunity; -- the goal of the
             game is to bear off all of one's men before the
     To bear one hard, to owe one a grudge. [Obs.] "C[ae]sar
        doth bear me hard." --Shak.
     To bear out.
         (a) To maintain and support to the end; to defend to the
             last. "Company only can bear a man out in an ill
             thing." --South.
         (b) To corroborate; to confirm.
     To bear up, to support; to keep from falling or sinking.
        "Religious hope bears up the mind under sufferings."
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     Syn: To uphold; sustain; maintain; support; undergo; suffer;
          endure; tolerate; carry; convey; transport; waft.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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 :

  Bore \Bore\, v. i.
     1. To make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring
        instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of
        a tool; as, to bore for water or oil (i. e., to sink a
        well by boring for water or oil); to bore with a gimlet;
        to bore into a tree (as insects).
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     2. To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as
        it turns; as, this timber does not bore well, or is hard
        to bore.
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     3. To push forward in a certain direction with laborious
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              They take their flight . . . boring to the west.
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     4. (Man.) To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; --
        said of a horse. --Crabb.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bore \Bore\, n. [Icel. b[=a]ra wave: cf. G. empor upwards, OHG.
     bor height, burren to lift, perh. allied to AS. beran, E. 1st
     bear. [root]92.] (Physical Geog.)
        (a) A tidal flood which regularly or occasionally rushes
            into certain rivers of peculiar configuration or
            location, in one or more waves which present a very
            abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to
            shipping, as at the mouth of the Amazon, in South
            America, the Hoogly and Indus, in India, and the
            Tsien-tang, in China.
        (b) Less properly, a very high and rapid tidal flow, when
            not so abrupt, such as occurs at the Bay of Fundy and
            in the British Channel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bore \Bore\ (b[=o]r), n.
     1. A hole made by boring; a perforation.
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     2. The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol,
        or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.
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              The bores of wind instruments.        --Bacon.
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              Love's counselor should fill the bores of hearing.
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     3. The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun
        barrel; the caliber.
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     4. A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger.
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     5. Caliber; importance. [Obs.]
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              Yet are they much too light for the bore of the
              matter.                               --Shak.
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     6. A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a
        tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which
        causes ennui.
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              It is as great a bore as to hear a poet read his own
              verses.                               --Hawthorne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bore \Bore\,
     imp. of 1st & 2d Bear.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eagre \Ea"gre\, n. [AS. e['a]gor, ?gor, in comp., water, sea,
     e['a]gor-stre['a]m water stream, sea.]
     A wave, or two or three successive waves, of great height and
     violence, at flood tide moving up an estuary or river; --
     commonly called the bore or tidal bore. See Bore.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who evokes boredom [syn: bore, dullard]
      2: a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by
         colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) [syn: tidal
         bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager]
      3: diameter of a tube or gun barrel [syn: bore, gauge,
         caliber, calibre]
      4: a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for
         exploratory purposes [syn: bore, bore-hole, drill hole]
      v 1: cause to be bored [syn: bore, tire] [ant: interest]
      2: make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool;
         "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into
         the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes
         into the wall" [syn: bore, drill]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  196 Moby Thesaurus words for "bore":
     acupunctuation, acupuncture, aggravation, annoyance, auger,
     bad news, be tedious, bedevilment, billow, bite, bore stiff,
     bore to death, bore to distraction, bore to tears, boring, bother,
     botheration, bothersomeness, breakers, broach, burrow, buttonhole,
     buttonholer, caliber, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, comb, comber,
     countersink, crashing bore, delve, devilment, diameter, difficulty,
     dig, dig out, dike, dirty water, discompose, discontent, disquiet,
     dogging, downer, drag, dredge, drill, drill hole, drip, drive,
     dryasdust, dusty, eagre, empierce, empiercement, ennui,
     exasperation, excavate, exhaust, fix, fixing, flat tire,
     frightful bore, furrow, gape, gaup, gawk, glare, gloat, goggle,
     gore, goring, gouge, gouge out, gravity wave, groove, ground swell,
     grub, harassment, harrying, headache, heave, heavy sea,
     heavy swell, hole, hollow out, honeycomb, hounding, humdrum,
     impale, impalement, jade, lance, lancing, leave unsatisfied, lift,
     lop, lower, mine, molestation, needle, nuisance, pall, peak, peer,
     penetrate, penetration, perforate, perforation, persecution, pest,
     pierce, piercing, pill, pink, popple, prick, pricking, problem,
     proser, punch, punching, puncture, puncturing, quarry, radius,
     ream, ream out, riddle, riffle, ripple, rise, roll, roller,
     rough water, run through, sap, scend, scoop, scoop out, scrabble,
     scrape, scratch, sea, semidiameter, send, send to sleep, shovel,
     sink, skewer, skewering, spade, spear, spike, spit, stab, stare,
     stick, surf, surge, swell, tap, terebration, tidal bore,
     tidal wave, tide wave, tire, transfix, transfixation, transfixion,
     transforation, transpierce, trench, trepan, trepanning, trephine,
     trephining, trial, trouble, trough, tsunami, tunnel, twaddler,
     undulation, vexation, vexatiousness, water wave, wave, wavelet,
     wear out, weary, wet blanket, white horses, whitecaps, worriment,

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Break Once Run Everywhere

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  BORE, n.  A person who talks when you wish him to listen.

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