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drilling

[ dril-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF drilling
  • verbtrain, discipline
  • verbbore hole

Synonyms for drilling

  • accustom
  • break
  • exercise
  • habituate
  • hone
  • instruct
  • practice
  • rehearse
  • teach
  • break in
  • get into shape
  • lick into shape
  • tune up
  • walk through
  • work out
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Antonyms for drilling

  • ignore
  • learn
  • neglect
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRILLING

The wire can be fastened on the stack by drilling a tiny hole through the stack.

This block should be cut to fit the bottom and will act as a support for drilling.

Jumping and vaulting and climbing ropes and drilling in squads—what?

“If you want to do some drilling, you can start right now,” he remarked.

Their officer had been drilling them carefully and they were all most anxious to obey his orders.

Where the work is long and cannot be fixed in a drilling machine.

The sun, drilling down on him, was drilling through the bond.

You've been drilling at it through the summer months, and it's time to have a change.

A small tool, either for drilling, or for cutting, as a plane iron.

How long, he wondered, had they been drilling in that sort of tactics?

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 DRILLING

discipline

nounregimen, training

drill

nounpractice, exercise
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