Translation of "drill" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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drillnoun [ C ]

uk /drɪl/ us /drɪl/

drill noun [ C ] (TOOL)

a tool or machine that makes holes

an electric/pneumatic drill 電/風鑽
a dentist's drill 牙鑽
a drill bit (= the sharp part of the drill that cuts the hole) 鑽頭

drill noun [ C ] (REGULAR ACTIVITY)

an activity that practises a particular skill and often involves repeating the same thing several times, especially a military exercise intended to train soldiers

In some of these schools, army-style drills are used to instil a sense of discipline. 這些學校中有一些利用軍訓來培養紀律觀念。
a spelling/pronunciation drill 拼寫/發音練習


uk /drɪl/ us /drɪl/

drill verb (MAKE HOLE)

[ I or T ] to make a hole in something using a special tool

Drill three holes in the wall for the screws. 在牆上打三個擰螺絲釘用的小孔。
They are going to drill for oil nearby. 他們準備在附近鑽探石油。

drill verb (PRACTISE)

[ I or T ] to practise something, especially military exercises, or to make someone do this

We watched the soldiers drilling on the parade ground. 我們觀看士兵們在閱兵場上的訓練。

[ T usually + adv/prep ] to tell someone something repeatedly to make them remember it

It was drilled into us at an early age that we should always say "please" and "thank you". 我們從小就被反覆告知總要記著說「請」和「謝謝」。
He drilled the children in what they should say. 他一遍又一遍地告訴孩子們應該說甚麼話。

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(Translation of “drill” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)