|1.||[ verb ] make a hole 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"
|Related terms:||cut counter-drill trepan spud bore boring bore woodborer|
|2.||[ verb ] (military,education) train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons|
|3.||[ verb ] (education) learn by repetition|
|Synonyms:||practice practise exercise|
"We drilled French verbs every day" "Pianists practice scales"
|Related terms:||learn exercise|
|4.||[ noun ] a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)|
|Related terms:||tool auger brace_and_bit breast_drill bore_bit dentist's_drill hand_drill power_drill reamer trepan chuck bit bore|
|5.||[ noun ] a rotating power drill powered by an electric motor|
|Related terms:||power_drill chuck electric_motor bore|
|6.||[ noun ] (military) training in marching and the use of weapons|
|Related terms:||exercise square-bashing close-order_drill military_training military|
|7.||[ verb ] (military,education) undergo military training or do military exercises|
|8.||[ verb ] (education) teach by repetition|
|Related terms:||teach inculcate hammer_in exercise|
|9.||[ noun ] (zoology) similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored|
|10.||[ noun ] (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms|
|Related terms:||training military|
|11.||[ noun ] systematic training by multiple repetitions|
|Synonyms:||practice exercise practice_session recitation|
"practice makes perfect"
|Related terms:||training rehearsal scrimmage target_practice rehearsal review shadowboxing manual_of_arms fire_drill|