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noun as in tool for boring

verb as in train, discipline

verb as in bore hole

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The link is about as thick as the human skull, and Musk said it could plop neatly onto the surface of the brain through a drill hole that could then be sealed with superglue.

Collen gave Laney the green light after seeing her dominate early shooting drills in practice.

During several trips to Greenland, he and NASA researchers tested a drill that can cut through hundreds of feet of ice, measuring organic matter and other “biosignatures” as it goes down.

In 2017 and 2019, we went to the Greenland ice sheet to test a drill you could take to Europa.

Coaches can create drills to help players focus on those shots.

Prince may have pranced around like a carefree libertine onstage, but in rehearsal he was more drill sergeant than sprite.

As I forced my exhausted body to exercise, I yelled at my legs like a drill sergeant, demanding five more minutes or one more set.

For example, studies cited in the report have shown a higher incidence of birth defects for people living near drill sites.

In place of horses, underclassmen would pull the field pieces around the drill ground.

And as it turns out, those adorable pink drill bits are potentially facilitating the addition of carcinogens into the environment.

His drill-like nose, his powerful fore-legs and big, strong feet all served to make him the fastest digger in Pleasant Valley.

A minikin three-and-a-half-feet Colonel, being one day at the drill, was examining a strapper of six feet four.

She rode the drill every day, like any soldier; and she could take the bugle and direct the evolutions herself.

They were learning how to drill, how to fire, how to dig ditches and build impromptu forts in haste.

It was explained that great difficulty frequently exists in getting firemen to take part in a boat drill.


On this page you'll find 136 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to drill, such as: assignment, conditioning, discipline, drilling, homework, and preparation.

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