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drill

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of drill

  1. 1 an established and often automatic or monotonous series of actions followed when engaging in some activity <shuttling the kids between extracurricular activities is all part of the suburban drill> Synonyms routine, grind, groove, lockstep, pattern, rote, rut, treadmillRelated Words daily dozen, regimen; housekeeping; custom, fashion, habit, practice (also practise), trick, wont; approach, manner, method, procedure, strategy, style, tack, technique, way; design, plan, program, scheme; convention, policy, tradition

  2. 2 something done over and over in order to develop skill <doing vocabulary drills all afternoon in preparation for the test> Synonyms exercise, practice (also practise), routine, training, workoutRelated Words assignment, homework, lesson; brushup, refresher, review


drill

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of drill

  1. 1 to make a hole or series of holes in <the nerve-jangling sound when a dentist drills a tooth> Synonyms bore, drill, hole, pierce, punch, puncture, riddleRelated Words broach, tap; poke, prick, prickle; penetrate; burrow (into), excavate, gouge, groove, hollow; break, cut, gash, notch, rend, rupture, slash, slit, splitNear Antonyms fill, patch, plug, seal

  2. 2 to strike with a missile from a gun <drilled the target from 100 yards away> Synonyms drill, gun, plug, popRelated Words blow away, bring down, drop, pick off, shoot down; blaze, pepper, potshot, snipe (at); blast (at), fire (at); pistol, shotgun; machine-gun, tommy-gun; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, ice [slang], kill, slay; annihilate, blot out, butcher, decimate, massacre, slaughter, wipe out


drill

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of drill

  1. to put or set into the ground to grow <he drills soybeans in the same rows with corn> Synonyms drill, put in, seed, sowRelated Words bed; replant, transplant; broadcast, scatter; pot; overseed, reseedNear Antonyms gather, harvest, reap


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