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pore

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human
porepore1 /pɔː $ pɔːr/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBHone of the small holes in your skin that liquid, especially sweat, can pass through, or a similar hole in the surface of a plant
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pore• The neurotransmitter sticks to the receptor molecule, and together they are able to open a pore in the cell membrane.• There is one large pointed slightly rugose tentacle scale on each pore.• The adrenalin was amazing, the buzz palpable, the girls so close I could see every pore.• Every pore of his skin felt aware, as sensitive as it did after the luxury of a hot bath.• The first tentacle pore lacks are accompanying spine, the second to fourth have only one spine subsequent pores have two.• The second oral tentacle pore emerges superficially.• The tentacle pores are large and armed with two rounded or slightly elliptical tentacle scales.
porepore2 verb 🔊 🔊 → pore over something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pore• Aunt Bella sat at the table, poring over catalogues, surveying the accounts, calculating.• But the specimen he was now poring over held little mystery.• Ted said one day, poring over maps and guidebooks.• When Evan began poring over submarine books, we put them in a special basket near the living room sofa.• Amelia carried a plate of eggs and toast over to a man sitting in the back, poring through a newspaper.
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Verb table
pore
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypore
he, she, itpores
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypored
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pored
he, she, ithas pored
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pored
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pore
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pored
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam poring
he, she, itis poring
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you, we, theyare poring
Past
I, he, she, itwas poring
you, we, theywere poring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been poring
he, she, ithas been poring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been poring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be poring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been poring
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