EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

un- +‎ bore

VerbEdit

unbore (third-person singular simple present unbores, present participle unboring, simple past and past participle unbored)

  1. (transitive) To relieve from boredom.
    • 1974, James Stephens, Richard J. Finneran, Letters of James Stephens
      Let you tell her from me and from us, that there is a chapter in Deirdre that unbores God when He gets bored, & remembers who He ought to read.
    • 2010, Elizabeth Von Arnim, The Enchanted April, page 106:
      Rose felt right down at her very roots that if you have once thoroughly bored somebody it is next to impossible to unbore him. Once a bore always a bore — certainly, she thought, to the person originally bored.

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