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English definition of “drill”

drill

noun     /drɪl/
TOOL [C] a tool or machine for making holes in a hard substance: an electric drillToolsGardening tools
FOR LEARNING [C, U] a teaching method in which students repeat something several times to help them learn it: We do lots of drills to practise pronunciation.Exams, tests and exercises
an emergency/fire, etc drill an occasion when you practise what to do in an emergency/fire, etcPreparing
SOLDIERS [C, U] an occasion when soldiers do training for marchingMilitary training and ceremonies
(Definition of drill noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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