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Definition of "full-bore" []

  • Complete; thoroughgoing: "a full-bore investigation into the damaging leak” ( Tom Morganthau). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "full-bore" in a sentence
  • "You can't deer hunt in that part of the state with a rifle -- but the shotgun season is going full-bore now."
  • "For the most part, the full-bore chase phase has not begun."
  • "The first and easiest choice right now that will change the future is for Congress to completely eliminate the monstrously lethal Senate Launch System earmark announced this week before it destroys NASA and our entire government human space exploration program, and reprogram the funds into exploration, technology development and a full-bore push for a U.S. commercial human orbital space fleet by 2015."