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Meaning & Definition of Drill in English

English

Drill

/drɪl/

noun

1. A tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)

    synonym:
  • drill

2. Similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored

    synonym:
  • drill
  • ,
  • Mandrillus leucophaeus

3. Systematic training by multiple repetitions

  • "Practice makes perfect"
    synonym:
  • exercise
  • ,
  • practice
  • ,
  • drill
  • ,
  • practice session
  • ,
  • recitation

4. (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms

    synonym:
  • drill

verb

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"
  • "Carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"
    synonym:
  • bore
  • ,
  • drill

2. Train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

    synonym:
  • drill

3. Learn by repetition

  • "We drilled french verbs every day"
  • "Pianists practice scales"
    synonym:
  • drill
  • ,
  • exercise
  • ,
  • practice
  • ,
  • practise

4. Teach by repetition

    synonym:
  • drill

5. Undergo military training or do military exercises

    synonym:
  • drill