drill1 [ drıl ] noun *
▸ 1 tool for making hole
▸ 2 way of teaching/training
▸ 3 type of strong cloth
▸ 4 line in earth for seeds
▸ 5 correct way
1. ) count a tool used for making a hole in something. A drill that uses electricity is called an electric drill and a drill that works when you turn a handle is called a hand drill:
the sound of a dentist's drill
2. ) count or uncount a way of teaching people something by making them repeat it several times:
grammar drills
a ) count or uncount a way of training people so that they know what to do when there is an emergency:
a fire drill
b ) uncount military training that involves practicing things such as marching or holding weapons
3. ) count or uncount a type of strong cotton cloth
4. ) count a line in the earth in which seeds are planted
5. ) drill or the drill OLD-FASHIONED the correct or usual way of doing something
drill 2 [ drıl ] verb *
▸ 1 make hole with tool
▸ 2 soldiers practicing
▸ 3 teach by repeating
▸ 4 kick/hit ball hard
▸ 5 plant seeds in lines
1. ) intransitive or transitive to make a hole using a special tool or machine:
drill something in something: Drill two holes in the wall.
drill through: They had to drill through the mountainside.
drill for oil/gas: They are drilling for oil in the area.
2. ) intransitive or transitive if soldiers drill or if they are drilled, they practice things such as marching or holding weapons
3. ) transitive to teach someone by making them repeat something many times:
drill someone in/on something: Trainers will be drilling new members of the cabin crew on safety procedures.
4. ) transitive MAINLY JOURNALISM to kick or hit a ball hard
5. ) transitive to plant seeds in lines

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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