bore through on one side until the spur of the bit just starts through on the opposite side.
One of our crawbs knows that and has claws that can bore through the husk and shell.
John Mason, too, bore through life the impress of his mothers influence.
Now the vessel rocked with the waves, did not bore through them.
As we proceeded, the ice became more closely packed, and at last compelled us to bore through it.
He would then have to bore through the inner wall, nearest the court, under every disadvantage.
Then, with the headlights vainly trying to bore through the almost stifling smoke, they raced back down the road.
All of a sudden he begun to look me so straight in the eye that I thought he was going to bore through me.
bore through the posts and part way into the ends of the end rails for the lag screws.
And from that hour onward, for fifty-three years, he bore through the land a heart flaming with love.
Old English borian "to bore through, perforate," from bor "auger," from Proto-Germanic *buron (cf. Old Norse bora, Swedish borra, Old High German boron, Middle Dutch boren, German bohren), from PIE root *bher- (2) "to cut with a sharp point, pierce, bore" (cf. Greek pharao "I plow," Latin forare "to bore, pierce," Old Church Slavonic barjo "to strike, fight," Albanian brime "hole").
The meaning "diameter of a tube" is first recorded 1570s; hence figurative slang full bore (1936) "at maximum speed," from notion of unchoked carburetor on an engine. Sense of "be tiresome or dull" first attested 1768, a vogue word c.1780-81 according to Grose; possibly a figurative extension of "to move forward slowly and persistently," as a boring tool does.
past tense of bear (v.).
thing which causes ennui or annoyance, 1778; of persons by 1812; from bore (v.1).
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. [Voltaire, "Sept Discours en Vers sur l'Homme," 1738]