Burrow vs Bore - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between burrow and bore
is that burrow
is a tunnel or hole, often as dug by a small creature while bore
As a verb burrow
is to dig a tunnel or hole.
A tunnel or hole, often as dug by a small creature.
* 1922 , (Margery Williams), (The Velveteen Rabbit)
(mining) A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.
An incorporated town.
- But very soon he grew to like it, for the Boy used to talk to him, and made nice tunnels' for him under the bedclothes that he said were like the ' burrows the real rabbits lived in.
To dig a tunnel or hole.
From (etyl) . Sense of wearying may come from a figurative use such as "to bore the ears"; confer German drillen.
(senseid)To inspire boredom in somebody.
- He bores me with some trick.
(senseid)To make a hole through something.
- used to come and bore me at rare intervals.
To make a hole with, or as if with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool.
- I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored .
- to bore for water or oil
To form or enlarge (something) by means of a boring instrument or apparatus.
- An insect bores into a tree.
* T. W. Harris
- to bore''' a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to '''bore a hole
To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
- short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the insect can bore a cylindrical passage through the most solid wood
* John Gay
- to bore one's way through a crowd
To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns.
- What bustling crowds I bored .
To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
- This timber does not bore well.
(of a horse) To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air.
- They take their flight boring to the west.
(obsolete) To fool; to trick.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned, / Baffled and bored , it seems.
A hole drilled or milled through something.
* Francis Bacon
- the bore of a cannon
The tunnel inside of a gun's barrel through which the bullet travels when fired.
A tool, such as an auger, for making a hole by boring.
A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.
One who inspires boredom or lack of interest.
Something that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome affair.
- the bores of wind instruments
- It is as great a bore as to hear a poet read his own verses.
- Yet are they much too light for the bore of the matter.
* See also
Compare Icelandic word for "wave".
A sudden and rapid flow of tide in certain rivers and estuaries which rolls up as a wave; an eagre.