Complete Definition of "drill"

English
Image:Drill primate.png|right|thumb|200px|thumb|Drill (the primate)

Pronunciation
IPA|/drɪl/
AHD|drÄ­l
audio|en-us-drill.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪl|-ɪl

Etymology 1
From Middle Dutch drillen âbore, move in a circleâ.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To create a hole by removing material with a drill (1)

#:Drill a small hole to start the screw in the right direction.

  1. To practice, especially in a military context

#:They drilled daily to learn the routine exactly.

  1. To repeat an idea frequently in order to encourage someone to remember it

#:The instructor drilled into us the importance of reading the instructions.

  1. To investigate or examine something in more detail or at a different level

#:Drill deeper and you may find the underlying assumptions faulty.

  1. ergative To cause one's subordinates to drill (2)

#:The sergeant was up by 6:00 every morning, drilling his troops.

Translations
trans-top|make a hole
Finnish: porata
French: forer
German: bohren
Italian: perforare, trapanare, trivellare
trans-mid
Portuguese: furar
Russian: ÑвеÑлиÑÑ (sv'erlít')
Slovene: vrtati, izvrtati
Spanish: perforar
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trans-top|train
Finnish: harjoitella
French: :fr:entrainer|entrainer
German: :de:schleifen|schleifen
trans-mid
Italian: esercitarsi
Russian: мÑÑÑÑоваÑÑ (muÅ¡trovát')
Spanish: entrenar
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trans-top|make to remember
German: :de:drillen|drillen
Italian: inculcare
trans-mid
Russian: вдалбливаÑÑ (vdálblivat') imperf., вдолбиÑÑ (vdolbít') perf.
Spanish: repetir
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trans-top|investigate closer
Italian: figuratively scavare
trans-mid
Russian: копаÑÑ (kopát') imperf., копнÑÑÑ (kopnút') perf.
Slovene: vrtati
Spanish: averiguar
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Noun
en-noun
Image:Battdrill.jpg|150px|thumb|A drill (the tool)

  1. A tool used to remove material so as to create a hole, typically by plunging a rotating cutting bit into a stationary workpiece.

#:Wear safety glasses when operating an electric drill.

  1. The portion of a drilling tool that drives the bit

#:Use a drill with a wire brush to remove any rust or buildup.

  1. An activity done as an exercise or practice (especially a military exercise)

#:Regular fire drills can ensure that everyone knows how to exit safely in an emergency.

  1. A strong, durable cotton fabric with a strong bias (diagonal) in the weave.

Translations
trans-top|a tool
Finnish: pora
French: :fr:perceuse|perceuse f
German: :de:Bohrer|Bohrer m
Italian: trapano m
Maltese: trapan m, golja f, driller m
trans-mid
Portuguese: furadeira f
Russian: бÑÑав (buráv) m, дÑÐµÐ»Ñ (dr'el') f, коловоÑÐ¾Ñ (kolovorót) m
Slovene: vrtalnik m
Spanish: taladro m
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trans-top|a driving part of a drill
Finnish: poranterä
French: :fr:foret|foret m
trans-mid
German: :de:Drill|Drill m
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trans-top|exercise
Finnish: harjoitus
German: :de:Drill|Drill m
Italian: esercitazione f
trans-mid
Russian: мÑÑÑÑа (muÅ¡trá) f
Spanish: repetición f
Vietnamese: thực hành
trans-bottom

trans-top|fabric
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Etymology 2
Probably of African origin; compare mandrill.

Noun
en-noun

  1. An Old World monkey of West Africa, Mandrillus leucophaeus, similar in appearance to the mandrill, but lacking the colorful face.

Translations

mid
Russian: дÑил (dril) m
Spanish: taladro m

Related terms
drill bit
twist drill
drill press
drill down

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