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as in routine
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

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as in exercise
something done over and over in order to develop skill doing vocabulary drills all afternoon in preparation for the test

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verb (1)


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verb (2)

as in to plant
to put or set into the ground to grow he drills soybeans in the same rows with corn

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“Drill.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drill. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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