- n the act of drilling
- n the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
- v cause to be bored
- v make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall
- s so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
a boring evening with uninteresting people
- A radio microphone attaches to Fido's collar, and a handheld receiver "translates" his yelps, growls and whines into such phrases as "I can't stand it," "How boring" and "I'm lonely.
- Over the course of the 2008 Presidential election, a boring speech by John McCain became so common that late-night comedians rarely found the energy to make fun of it anymore.
- A small boy's very boring errand day is transformed by an unusual promotional campaign, in which, for no good reason, a dinosaur comes with everything.
- George Michael in InTheNews.co.uk
Following his 2008 arrest, Michael said: "I want to apologise to my fans for screwing up again, and to promise them I'll sort myself out. And to say sorry to everybody else, just for boring them."
- John Warner in FOX CT
John Warner, a former Polaroid scientist and University of Massachusetts chemistry professor, called petroleum "fundamentally a boring material" until other atoms are added and "you unleash a textbook of modern chemistry."
- James Harrison in Edmonton Sun
That's something that everybody in the league would love to have, to be voted the top player in the league for that year,Harrison said. "In my mind, I think I do - and it's going to sound boring - what the defence allows me to do and what...