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I UK [drɪl] / US noun
Word forms "drill":
singular drill plural drills
1) [countable] a tool used for making a hole in something. A drill that uses electricity is called an electric drill and a drill that works when you turn a handle is called a hand drill

the sound of a dentist's drill

2) [countable] a way of teaching people something by making them repeat it several times

grammar drills

3) [countable/uncountable] a way of training people so that they know what to do when there is an emergency

a fire drill

4) [countable/uncountable] a method of military training that involves practising things such as marching or holding weapons
5) [countable/uncountable] a type of strong cotton cloth
6) [countable] a line in the earth in which seeds are planted
7) the drill
old-fashioned the correct or usual way of doing something
II UK [drɪl] / US verb
Word forms "drill":
present tense I/you/we/they drill he/she/it drills present participle drilling past tense drilled past participle drilled
1) [intransitive/transitive] to make a hole using a special tool or machine
drill something in something:

Drill two holes in the wall.

drill through:

They had to drill through the mountainside.

drill for oil/gas:

They are drilling for oil in the area.

2) [intransitive/transitive] if soldiers drill, or if they are drilled, they practise things such as marching or holding weapons
3) [transitive] to teach someone by making them repeat something many times
drill someone in/on something:

Trainers will be drilling new members of the cabin crew on safety procedures.

4) [transitive] mainly journalism to kick or hit a ball hard
5) [transitive] to plant seeds in lines
Phrasal verbs:

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