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drill

noun

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(Entry 1 of 3)

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

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

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drill

verb (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of drill (Entry 2 of 3)

1 to make a hole or series of holes in
  • the nerve-jangling sound when a dentist drills a tooth

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2 to strike with a missile from a gun
  • drilled the target from 100 yards away

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drill

verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of drill (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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The first known use of drill was in 1611

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“Drill.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drill. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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