Synonyms of drill


1. drill, tool

usage: a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)

2. drill, Mandrillus leucophaeus, baboon

usage: similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored

3. exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation, training, preparation, grooming

usage: systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"

4. drill, training, preparation, grooming

usage: (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms


1. bore, drill, cut

usage: make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"

2. drill, train, develop, prepare, educate

usage: train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

3. drill, exercise, practice, practise, learn, study, read, take

usage: learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"

4. drill, teach, learn, instruct

usage: teach by repetition

5. drill, train, prepare

usage: undergo military training or do military exercises

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Definition and meaning of drill (Dictionary)