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English definition of “drill down”

drill down

phrasal verb with drill     /drɪl/ verb [I] NATURAL RESOURCES
IT to look for something on a computer or website by moving from general information to more detailed information: The site has separate searches for federal contracts and grants, and allows users to drill down from summary data to details.
drill-down (also drilldown) noun [U]
(Definition of drill down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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