Synonyms for bore


1. bore, dullard, unpleasant person, disagreeable person
usage: a person who evokes boredom
2. tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager, tidal flow, tidal current
usage: a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
3. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre, diameter, diam
usage: diameter of a tube or gun barrel
4. bore, bore-hole, drill hole, excavation
usage: a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes


1. bore, tire
usage: cause to be bored
2. bore, drill, cut
usage: 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"


1. bore, tire
usage: have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
2. bore, drill, cut
usage: cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"
3. bear, have, feature
usage: put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
4. give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have, produce, bring forth
usage: move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
5. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up, permit, allow, let, countenance
usage: bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
6. bear, transport, carry
usage: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
7. bear, turn out, make, create
usage: contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
8. bear, take over, accept, assume, take
usage: bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
9. hold, bear, carry, contain, include
usage: have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
10. yield, pay, bear, gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in
usage: behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
11. wear, bear, have, feature
usage: have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
12. behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry, hold, carry, bear, act, move
usage: support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
13. bear, hold, have, have got, hold
usage: be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
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