drill

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1 drill /ˈdrɪl/ noun
plural drills
1 drill
/ˈdrɪl/
noun
plural drills
Learner's definition of DRILL
[count] : a tool used for making holes in hard substances see picture at carpentry; see also pneumatic drill
: an exercise done to practice military skills or procedures
[count]
[noncount]
(chiefly Brit)
: a physical or mental activity that is done repeatedly in order to learn something, become more skillful, etc.
[count]
[noncount]
see also fire drill

know the drill

informal
: to know how something is done : to be familiar with a regular process, procedure, etc.
compare 3drill, 5drill
2 drill /ˈdrɪl/ verb
drills; drilled; drilling
2 drill
/ˈdrɪl/
verb
drills; drilled; drilling
Learner's definition of DRILL
: to make a hole in something with a drill
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]
: to teach or train (someone) by repeating a lesson or exercise again and again
: to train (soldiers) by making them practice military procedures and exercises
[+ object] US, sports, informal : to hit (someone or something) very hard

drill into

[phrasal verb]
drill (something) into (someone)
: to force (something) to be learned very well by (someone) by repeating it again and again
compare 4drill

— driller

noun, plural drillers [count]
3 drill /ˈdrɪl/ noun
plural drills
3 drill
/ˈdrɪl/
noun
plural drills
Learner's definition of DRILL
[count]
: a row of seeds planted by a special machine
: a special machine that plants seeds in rows
compare 1drill, 5drill
4 drill /ˈdrɪl/ verb
drills; drilled; drilling
4 drill
/ˈdrɪl/
verb
drills; drilled; drilling
Learner's definition of DRILL
[+ object]
: to plant (seeds) in a row with a special machine
compare 2drill
5 drill /ˈdrɪl/ noun
5 drill
/ˈdrɪl/
noun
Learner's definition of DRILL
[noncount]
: a type of strong cotton cloth
compare 1drill, 3drill
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