bore into (someone or something)

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bore into (someone or something)

1. To drill into or otherwise penetrate a particular thing or surface. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "bore" and "into." OK, I bore a hole into the wall, Dad—what's the next step?
2. To look at someone with interest and intensity. Once I got on stage and could feel all of their eyes boring into me, I completely forgot what I was going to say.
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bore into

v.
1. To make some hole or perforation in something by piercing, drilling, or digging: The termite bore little holes into the side of the wooden chest. I used a small drill bit to bore into the wood.
2. To stare at someone or something intently: I could sense everyone's eyes boring into my back as I left the room.
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