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Verb: drill  dril
  1. Make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
    "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil";
    - bore
     
  2. Learn by repetition
    "We drilled French verbs every day";
    - exercise, practice [N. Amer], practise [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Teach by repetition
     
  4. Undergo military training or do military exercises
Noun: drill  dril
  1. A tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
     
  2. An animal similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly coloured
    - Mandrillus leucophaeus
     
  3. Systematic training by multiple repetitions
    "drill makes perfect";
    - exercise, practice, practice session, recitation
     
  4. (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
     
  5. A strong, durable cotton fabric

Derived forms: drilling, drills, drilled

Type of: baboon, cut, develop, educate, grooming, instruct, learn, preparation, prepare, read, study, take, teach, tool, train, training

Encyclopedia: Drill, baby, drill