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drilling

verb (1)
present participle of drill

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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drilling

verb (2)
present participle of drill

Synonyms & Antonyms of drilling (Entry 2 of 2)

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 drilling was in 1640

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“Drilling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drilling. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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