Translation of "bore" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /bɔːr/ us /bɔːr/

bore verb (FAIL TO INTEREST)

[ T ] to talk or act in a way that makes someone lose interest

"Am I boring you?" she asked anxiously. 「我讓你厭煩了嗎?」她焦急地問道。
bore sb silly

to make someone feel very bored

We were all bored silly by the play. 這齣戲讓我們覺得無聊得要死。

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bore verb (MAKE A HOLE)

[ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to make a hole in something using a tool

He used a drill to bore a hole in the wall. 他用鑽子在牆上鑿了一個洞。
The workmen bored through the rock. 工人們鑿穿了岩石。

bore verb (BEAR)

past simple of bear


Phrasal verb(s)


uk /bɔːr/ us /bɔːr/


[ C ] disapproving someone who talks too much about boring subjects

I had to sit next to Michael at dinner - he's such a bore. 晚飯時我不得不坐在米高旁邊——他這人真討厭。

[ S ] informal an activity or situation that is annoying or unpleasant

Ironing is such a bore. 熨衣服真煩人。
[ + -ing verb ] It's an awful bore cooking a meal every night. 每晚都做飯是件特別討厭的事。
[ + to infinitive ] It's such a bore to have to write this out all over again. 非得將這重新寫出來可真煩人。

bore noun (HOLE)

[ C ] specialized US usually gauge engineering the space inside a pipe or tube, or the diameter (= measurement across the widest part) of this space

a narrow bore 窄口徑
a bore of 16 millimetres 16毫米的口徑

bore noun (WAVE)

[ C ] a very large wave that runs from the sea up a narrow river at particular times of year

the Severn Bore 塞文河(位於英國境內)湧潮


uk / -bɔːr/ us / -bɔːr/ mainly UK US usually -gauge

used in adjectives to express the width of the space inside a cylinder, especially the inside of a gun barrel (= part shaped like a tube)

a twelve-bore shotgun 口徑為12毫米的獵槍

(Translation of “bore” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)