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drill

[ dril ]SEE DEFINITION OF drill
  • nounpractice, exercise
  • nountool for boring
  • verbtrain, discipline
  • verbbore hole

Synonyms for drill

  • assignment
  • conditioning
  • discipline
  • drilling
  • homework
  • preparation
  • repetition
  • training
  • tryout
  • warm-up
  • workout
  • call
  • constitutional
  • dress
  • gym
  • instruction
  • maneuvers
  • marching
  • run-through
  • shakedown
  • daily dozen
  • dry run
  • learning by doing
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRILL

In the meantime Simba, with great enthusiasm, continued his drill of the askaris.

A full complement of men worked at every lathe, table, drill or saw.

Yet we dipped into that gold; we stuck the drill right down into it.

His drill had told these beasts that there was other life above.

But the defense was organized—a drill between three men and a river.

"Thank the drill master second and yourself first, Jed," he said.

They certainly are a splendid body of men, and their drill is quite wonderful.

The drill is then used as before to release the grip of the washer.

The remedy is to drill off the connectors, or terminals, and re-burn them.

I believe there's not my equal in Europe to drill a servant.

WORD ORIGIN

"tool for making holes," 1610s, from Dutch dril, drille "a hole, instrument for boring holes," from drillen "to bore (a hole), turn around, whirl" (see drill (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DRILL

aerobics

noun, adjectiveexercise regime designed to increase heart and lung activity while toning muscles
  • aquarobics
  • dance workout
  • drill
  • exercise
  • high impact
  • low impact
  • slimnastics
  • step
  • warm-up
  • workout

aerobics/aerobic

noun, adjectiveexercise regime designed to increase heart and lung activity while toning muscles

aerobicses

noun, adjectiveexercise regime designed to increase heart and lung activity while toning muscles

assignment

nounresponsibility, task
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