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verb drill pronunciation in British English /drɪl/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydrill
he/she/itdrills
present participledrilling
past tensedrilled
past participledrilled
  1. 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.
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  2. 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.
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  3. 4
    [transitive] mainly journalism to kick or hit a ball hard
  4. 5
    [transitive] to plant seeds in lines
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