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drill

verb  /drɪl/ us  

drill verb (CUT A HOLE)

[I/T] to cut or dig a hole into something: [T] First, drill a small hole in the board.

drill verb (REPEAT ACTIVITY)

[T] to make someone practice a skill by repeating the same thing several times: The teacher drills them in arithmetic every day.

drill

noun  /drɪl/ us  

drill noun (TOOL)

[C] a tool or machine that cuts or digs into something to make holes

drill noun (REPEATED ACTIVITY)

[C/U] practice involving repetition of an activity in order to improve a skill, or a particular occasion for such practice: [C] For homework, complete the drill on irregular verbs on pages 30 through 35.
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