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Definition 1: systematic training by multiple repetitions - [noun denoting act]

Samples where drill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • practice makes perfect

Synonyms for drill in the sense of this definition

(drill is a kind of ...) activity leading to skilled behavior

(... is a kind of drill ) sparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)

(... is a kind of drill ) (American football) practice play between a football team's squads

(... is a kind of drill ) practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory

(... is a kind of drill ) a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)

"he missed too many rehearsals" "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"

(... is a kind of drill ) (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory

(... is a kind of drill ) training in marching and the use of weapons

(... is a kind of drill ) (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle

(... is a kind of drill ) an exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire

(... is a kind of drill ) practice in shooting at targets

Definition 2: (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms - [noun denoting act]

(drill is a kind of ...) activity leading to skilled behavior

(drill belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 3: similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for drill in the sense of this definition

(drill is a kind of ...) large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles

Definition 4: a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows) - [noun denoting artifact]

(drill is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

(... is a kind of drill ) hand tool for boring holes

(... is a kind of drill ) a drill that is used to shape or enlarge holes

(... is a kind of drill ) a power tool for drilling holes into hard materials

(... is a kind of drill ) a small portable drill held and operated by hand

(... is a kind of drill ) a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth

(... is a kind of drill ) a drill that removes a cylindrical core from the drill hole

(... is a kind of drill ) a portable drill with a plate that is pressed against the chest to force the drill point into the work

(... is a kind of drill ) a drill consisting of a bit and a brace to hold and turn it

(... is a kind of drill ) a drill for penetrating rock

(... is a kind of drill ) a drill for cutting circular holes around a center

(drill is a part of ...) a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill

(drill is a part of ...) the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press

"he looked around for the right size bit"

Definition 5: learn by repetition - [verb of cognition]

Samples where drill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We drilled French verbs every day
  • Pianists practice scales

Synonyms for drill in the sense of this definition

(drill is a kind of ...) be a student of a certain subject

"She is reading for the bar exam"

Definition 6: teach by repetition - [verb of cognition]

(drill is a kind of ...) impart skills or knowledge to

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

(... is a kind of drill ) teach by drills and repetition

(... is a kind of drill ) teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

"inculcate values into the young generation"

Definition 7: train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons - [verb of cognition]

(drill is a kind of ...) create by training and teaching

"The old master is training world-class violinists" "we develop the leaders for the future"

Definition 8: undergo military training or do military exercises - [verb of cognition]

(drill is a kind of ...) undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession

"She is training to be a teacher" "He trained as a legal aid"

Definition 9: make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool - [verb of contact]

Samples where drill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for drill in the sense of this definition

(drill is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of drill ) initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum

"The well was spudded in April"

(... is a kind of drill ) drill in an opposite direction

(... is a kind of drill ) cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery

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