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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchorechore /tʃɔː $ tʃɔːr/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 JOB/TASKa small job that you have to do regularly, especially work that you do to keep a house clean everyday chores like shopping and housework We share the domestic chores.2 BORINGsomething you have to do that is very boring and unpleasant I find driving a real chore.COLLOCATIONSadjectivesa household chore (=a chore in the home)household chores such as washing and ironing clothesa daily/everyday choreWhen you're working it can be hard to find time for the daily chores.a domestic chore (=a chore such as cleaning or putting things away)Everyone in the flat shared the cooking and domestic chores.an administrative chore (=a chore such as writing letters or paying bills)filling in forms and other administrative choresroutine chores (=done regularly)Who does most of the routine chores in your house?mundane chores (=ordinary and uninteresting)the mundane chores of everyday lifeverbsdo the choresI stayed at home and did the chores.perform/carry out a chore formal (=do a chore)It's good for kids to learn how to perform household chores.go about your chores (=do your chores)I got up and went about my chores, feeding the cats and making tea.help with the choresAll their children help with the chores.
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choreFinding all the free-flowing wells is a chore, Kerr said.When we opened the store, our ambition was to make shopping less of a chore, more of a pleasure.Writing Christmas cards can be such a chore.Their aim: to take some of the pain and the expense out of the annual chore of filing a tax return.Washing the kitchen floor was a daily chore, and it was the one I hated most.When I got old enough I started to have chores around the house.One morning I saw Mrs Goreng's chauffeur grinning as he went about his chore of servicing the jeep.Somehow he persuaded his sister to do his chores for him.Husbands should be prepared to do their share of the household chores.household choresEven then, you might still finish each day feeling guilty about the many chores which inevitably remain undone.It seemed most residents figured out how to perform their morning chores, take their kids to school and get to work.Some of the wives and the smaller children were doing smaller chores in the fish house.The preparation of a claim should not be the chore that it so often becomes.However, even this chore was quickly organised to accommodate regular visits to his beloved Scourie.Michael, come on. Do your chores, bud.
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