Definitions

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  • verb transitive To bore through an existing hole, generally to correct its shape.
  • verb transitive, rare Simple past tense and past participle of rebear., generally used in the context of Christianity.

Etymologies

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From re- ("again") + bore ("grind a hole")

Examples

  • My 760 '06 is pretty thick at the muzzel (.650 I think) and I'm thinking of a rebore to .35 Whelan or would a new barrel be more practical.

    If You could have just one rifle...

  • My 760 '06 is pretty thick at the muzzel (.650 I think) and I'm thinking of a rebore to .35 Whelan or would a new barrel be more practical.

    If You could have just one rifle...

  • He would replace some of the engine seals to staunch the oil loss and he would arrange for the engine to be brought in some time for a rebore.

    Tears Of The Giraffe

  • It was exactly what he had imagined; they were both coked up and would need a rebore before too long.

    Tears Of The Giraffe

  • He flashed me a big smile before giving his teeth a rebore with the Beefeater martini.

    Funeral In Berlin

  • Malcolm had it right - got it right - and the LIBERAL party needs a rebore.

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