1) N-COUNT: usu sing A chore is a task that you must do but that you find unpleasant or boring.

She sees exercise primarily as an unavoidable chore...

Making pasta by hand with a rolling pin can be a real chore.

2) N-COUNT: usu pl Chores are tasks such as cleaning, washing, and ironing that have to be done regularly at home.

My husband and I both go out to work so we share the household chores.


English dictionary. 2008.


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