[ fool-bawr, -bohr ]
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  1. moving or operating at the greatest speed or with maximum power.

  1. to the fullest extent; with the greatest power, speed, force, etc.: The cars drove full-bore down the straightaway.

Origin of full-bore

First recorded in 1660–70, for an earlier sense

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How to use full-bore in a sentence

  • It was nine o'clock by the time they had finished tea, and the hurricane was going full bore.

    From Chart House to Bush Hut | Charles W. L. Bryde
  • His turbine screamed to a keener pitch with wide throttle, and he climbed full-bore into the down-town slow lane.

    Modus Vivendi | Gordon Randall Garrett