boring

adj.
VERBS
be, look, seem, sound
become, get
make sth

Try not to make the diet boring.

consider sb/sth, find sb/sth, think sb/sth

She found her job boring.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
awfully (esp. BrE), dead (BrE), incredibly, terribly
completely, downright, utterly
a little, slightly, etc.
PREPOSITION
for

The game was boring for the spectators.

PHRASES
boring old

Green is much better than boring old white.

Boring is used with these nouns: ↑bit, ↑existence, ↑film, ↑job, ↑lecture, ↑lesson, ↑life, ↑meeting, ↑speech, ↑wait

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Boring — Bor ing, n. 1. The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks. [1913 Webster] One of the most important applications of boring is in the formation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boring — ist der Name mehrerer Orte Boring (Maryland), Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten Boring (Oregon), Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten Personen Edwin Boring (1886–1969), US amerikanischer Experimentalpsychologe und Psychologie Historiker Wayne Boring… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • boring — [bôr′iŋ] adj. 1. for making holes 2. dull, tiresome, etc. n. 1. the action of one that bores 2. a hole made by boring 3. [pl.] chips, flakes, etc. made by boring boringly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Boring — Boring. См. Расточка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • boring — index insipid, irksome, jejune (dull), lifeless (dull), nondescript, ordinary, pedestrian …   Law dictionary

  • boring — mid 15c., action of piercing, from BORE (Cf. bore) (v.). From 1853 in reference to animals that bore; 1840 in the sense wearying, causing ennui …   Etymology dictionary

  • boring — *irksome, tiresome, wearisome, tedious Analogous words: *dull, humdrum, monotonous, dreary, stodgy, pedestrian Contrasted words: *interesting, absorbing, engrossing, intriguing: exciting, stimulating, provoking or provocative (see corresponding… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • boring — [adj] uninteresting arid, bomb*, bromidic, bummer*, characterless, cloying, colorless, commonplace, dead*, drab, drag*, drudging, dull, flat*, ho hum*, humdrum, insipid, interminable, irksome, lifeless, monotonous, moth eaten*, mundane, nothing,… …   New thesaurus

  • boring — bor|ing S2 [ˈbo:rıŋ] adj not interesting in any way ▪ Her husband is about the most boring person I ve ever met. ▪ The job was dull and boring. dead/incredibly/terribly etc boring (=very boring) ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WORD FOCUS: boring similar words: not very… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boring — boring1 /bawr ing, bohr /, n. 1. Mach. a. the act or process of making or enlarging a hole. b. the hole so made. 2. Geol. a cylindrical sample of earth strata obtained by boring a vertical hole. 3. borings, the chips, fragments, or dust produced… …   Universalium

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