sore

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɔːr/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/sɔr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sôr, sōr)


Inflections of 'sore' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
sorer
adj comparative
sorest
adj superlative
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sore

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. I have a sore [throat, thumb, back, shoulder, arm]
  2. sore [glands, tonsils]
  3. have a sore spot on my [back, nose, face]
  4. [medicine, treatment, medication] for sore [glands]
  5. my [throat, voice] is sore from [laughing, shouting, talking]
  6. my [legs, knees] are sore from [lifting, carrying, playing]
  7. [am, feel] sore all over
  8. is sore in [spots, places]
  9. is sore to (the) touch
  10. it's very sore to [swallow, touch, pee]
  11. was sore [at first, for a few days]
  12. that [topic, day] is still a sore spot (for her)
  13. is [quite, rather] a sore [point, subject, matter]
  14. [bring up, mention, discuss] a sore point
  15. is still sore about what she [said, did]
  16. is still sore at her for what she [said]
  17. you are a sight for sore eyes!
  18. was a sore [loss, rejection, defeat]
  19. don't be (such) a sore loser
  20. sticks out like a sore thumb
n
  1. have a sore on my [lip, foot, back]
  2. my new [shoes, boots] gave me a sore
  3. her [foot, arm] is covered with sores
  4. a sore from my new [shoes]
  5. has [foot] sores from [running, tight shoes]
  6. [treat, cover] an open sore
  7. [cold, canker, pressure] sores
  8. am developing a sore on
  9. a [large, painful] sore
  10. [an ointment, a cream] for [cold] sores
  11. figurative: [is a festering, open old] sore in the [talks, negotiations]
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