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To be making a hole
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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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Present participle for to teach by rigorous and repeated exercises or training
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“There was neither time nor resources to drill such soldiers in elaborate tactics and discipline.”
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Present participle for to implant or ingrain, literally or into one's consciousness
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“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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to shoot someone or something with a gun
“Another word from you, and I'll drill you full of lead.”
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Present participle for to obtain coal, minerals, or other valuable materials through excavation
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Present participle for to affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure
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Present participle for to move or walk, especially in an orderly fashion as a group in a single line
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Present participle for to question or quiz, especially in a thorough or investigative manner
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Present participle for to search (an area) for something, especially mineral deposits
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Present participle for to interrogate with questions
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Present participle for to cover completely with water
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The process or act of teaching
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The process or industry of obtaining coal or other minerals from a mine
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The action or process of penetrating something
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Sarcastic
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Adjective
Having or producing a sudden and intense piercing sensation
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