drill into

phrasal verb

drilled into; drilling into; drills into
: to force (something) to be learned very well by (someone) by repeating it again and again
Our teacher drilled the lesson into our heads.

Examples of drill into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The need to turn a three-nation air drill into only a U.S.-Japanese exercise in mid-May, due, in part, to tensions between Tokyo and Seoul over unresolved historical grievances, demonstrates how far off such cooperation still is. Victor Cha, Foreign Affairs, 1 June 2018 When repaired with Tommy John surgery, the surgeon removes a healthy tendon from another part of the patient’s body and threads it through holes drilled into the bones on either side of the elbow. Matt Weyrich, Baltimore Sun, 4 Mar. 2024 Even her lunch break was an interview — an hour with The New York Times on a hotel patio, where the sun drilled into her pores and her takeout box of sushi. Jessica Testa, New York Times, 8 May 2024 Within 48 hours of touching down, the lander will drill into the surface and scoop up samples with a robotic arm before preparing for a trip back to Earth, the Associated Press reported. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 In the 1998 hit Armageddon, which Bruckheimer produced, NASA enlists a group of oil drillers to fly into space, land on a massive asteroid that’s hurtling towards Earth, drill into the rock and insert a nuclear bomb to destroy it. Eric Andersson, Peoplemag, 23 Apr. 2024 Dozens of boreholes were drilled into the ground at the site, once a pre-Hispanic city-state, revealing layers of artifacts from various societies. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 Police say a man and a woman showed up on Dec. 21, attempted to drill into the machine, but were unsuccessful. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 13 Mar. 2024 This was just as Marina’s grandmother had drilled into her in the salty blue haze of those summers at sea in the 1990s. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, 14 Feb. 2024

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“Drill into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drill%20into. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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