Synonyms of drill in English:



  • 1 a hydraulic drill
    drilling tool, boring tool, rotary tool, auger, (brace and) bit, gimlet, awl, bradawl
  • 2 he used military discipline and drill to train the boys
  • 3 Estelle seemed to know the drill
    procedure, routine, practice, pattern, regimen, programme, schedule, method, system, custom, order
  • verb

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  • 1 drill the end of the piece of wood
    bore a hole in, make a hole in, cut a hole in, drill a hole in; bore, pierce, puncture, penetrate, perforate, sink
    [Antonyms] punch gouge
  • 2 a sergeant drilling new recruits
  • 3 his mother had always drilled into him the need to pay for one's sins
    instil, hammer, drive, drum, din, bang, knock, implant, ingrain; teach, indoctrinate, inculcate, brainwash
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