bore
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bore(
bawr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make bored)
a. aburrir
The movie bored me and I fell asleep before it ended.La película me aburrió y me dormí antes de que se terminara.
2. (to make holes)
a. hacer
They bored holes into the wall so they could hang photos.Hicieron perforaciones en la pared para poder colgar fotos.
b. perforar
The surgeons bored a hole into the patient's skull to relieve the pressure on his brain.Los cirujanos perforaron un agujero en el cráneo del paciente para aliviar la presión de su cerebro.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to make holes)
a. perforar
She used a drill to bore into the wall to hang the paintings.Usó una taladradora para perforar la pared y colgar los cuadros.
b. taladrar
The landlord said that he would charge us a fee if we bore into the walls.El casero dijo que nos cobraría una penalización si taladráramos las paredes.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (weaponry)
a. el calibre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I bought bullets too small for the bore of my gun, so I couldn't use it.Compré balas demasiado pequeñas para el calibre de mi pistola, así que no pude usarla.
5. (hole)
a. el barreno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bore made by the drill was too big for any of our screws.El barreno que hizo la taladradora era demasiado grande para nuestros tornillos.
b. el agujero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They tried to sneak into the building, but the tunnel bore was blocked.Trataron de entrar en el edificio a hurtadillas, pero el agujero del túnel estaba bloqueado.
6. (boring person)
a. el pesado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la pesada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Last night, I went on the worst date of my life with the biggest bore in the world.Anoche fui a la peor cita de mi vida con el mayor pesado del mundo.
b. el pelmazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la pelmazo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That bore never has anything interesting to say.Ese pelmazo nunca tiene nada interesante que decir.
c. el plomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la plomo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The speaker was such a bore that his speech was sleep-inducing.El orador era tan plomo que su discurso era soporífero.
7. (boring thing)
a. la lata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
This conference is such a bore. I'd much rather be at home.Esta conferencia es una lata. Preferiría estar en casa.
8. (geography)
a. el macareo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bores caused by the tide crashed on the beach.Los macareos causados por la marea rompían en la playa.
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bore [bɔːʳ]
noun
1 (tool) taladro (m); barrena (f); (Geol) sonda (f)
2 (also bore hole) perforación (f)
3 (diameter) agujero (m); barreno (m); [of gun] calibre (m); [of cylinder] alesaje (m)
a 12-bore shotgun una escopeta del calibre 12
transitive verb
[+hole, tunnel] hacer; perforar
to bore a hole in hacer or perforar un agujero en; to bore one's way through abrirse camino por; wood bored by insects madera (f) carcomida
intransitive verb
to bore for oil hacer perforaciones en busca de petróleo
bore [bɔːʳ]
noun
1 (person) pesadoapesada (m) (f);a pesada pelmazoapelmaza (informal) (m) (f);a pelmaza
what a bore he is! ¡qué hombre más pesado!; ¡es más pesado que el plomo! (informal)
2 (event, task) lata (informal) (f)
it's such a bore es una lata (informal); es un rollo (informal); (Esp) what a bore! ¡qué lata! (informal); ¡qué rollo! (informal); (Esp)
transitive verb
aburrir
to be bored get bored aburrirse
he's bored to death or tears he's bored stiff está aburrido como una ostra (informal); está muerto de aburrimiento
to be bored with estar aburrido or harto de
bore [bɔːʳ]
noun
(tidal wave) marea (f)
bore [bɔːʳ]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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