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Noun
A tool or machine used for making holes, especially with a drilling motion
“Mr. Thomas speaks of boring a hole with a drill on each side about a quarter of an inch from the fracture.”
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An activity done as an exercise or practice
“As part of a training drill, firefighters responded to a mock plane crash at the DuPage Airport in West Chicago.”
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The correct or recognized procedure or way of doing something
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“You know the drill, right? Memorize useless subject matter for a test, take the test, and forget 95% of it.”
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An organized activity involving a number of people
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A practice or trial performance of a play or other work for later public performance
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(manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product
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A task assigned to students in an academic setting
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The process or act of teaching
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Ditch, channel dug in earth
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Precision tool
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A formal assessment of something with the intention of instituting change if necessary
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The sport of competing in track and field events, including running races and various competitions in jumping and throwing
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A formal procession of people walking, on horseback, or riding in vehicles
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A series of lectures or lessons in a particular subject, leading to an examination or qualification
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To teach by rigorous and repeated exercises or training
“There was neither time nor resources to drill such soldiers in elaborate tactics and discipline.”
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To make a hole in or through something, especially by using a drill
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“When it is dry, pull it off the wax paper and drill a hole in the center of the epoxy.”
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To implant or ingrain, literally or into one's consciousness
“She laid emphasis on the last word, trying to drill into him the importance of the possible bachelor auction and other unknown variables.”
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To plant or embed seeds in the ground
“These drills are designed to drill seeds directly into stubble or sod without previous tillage.”
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To shoot someone or something with a gun
“Another word from you and I'll drill you full of lead.”
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To obtain coal, minerals, or other valuable materials through excavation
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To teach, train or educate in a given field
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To move or walk, especially in an orderly fashion as a group in a single line
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To give an account of
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To question or quiz, especially in a thorough or investigative manner
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To search (an area) for something, especially mineral deposits
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To cover completely with water
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