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drill down

phrasal verb with drill uk   us   /drɪl/ verb [I] NATURAL RESOURCES
IT to ​look for something on a ​computer or ​website by ​moving from ​generalinformation to more detailed ​information: The ​site has ​separatesearches for ​federalcontracts and ​grants, and ​allowsusers to ​drill down from ​summarydata to details.
noun [U] (also drilldown)
IT The drill-down ​allows a ​user to ​locate an ​item within a ​hierarchy.
(Definition of drill down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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