There are 2 translations of drill in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /drɪl/


  • 2 2.1 uncountable/no numerable [Military/Militar] instrucción (feminine) 2.2 countable/numerable [Sch] ejercicio (masculine) spelling drills ejercicios de ortografía
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    • The basketball coach or the music teacher needs no convincing regarding the value of drill and practice on fundamental skills.
    • Thus, problem solving and analysis replace drill and practice, and calculators replace paper-and-pencil computation.
    • After two hours of repeating the same drill over and over again, it was time for riding.
    2.3 u and c (rehearsal) fire drill simulacro (masculine) de incendio 2.4 uncountable/no numerable (correct procedure) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] what's the drill? ¿qué se hace? I don't know the drill for making a claim no sé qué se hace or qué hay que hacer para presentar una reclamación
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    • The perfection of the troops' training was revealed when a display of parade-ground drill helped to extricate the army from a trap in the Balkan mountains.
    • Training of farmer militiamen involved mainly military drill and volley fire, often on the village green or nearby field.
    • Military drill and discipline, as well as seamanship are still part of the book.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (fabric) dril (masculine)
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    • Cargo pants are available in all kinds of fabrics, from cotton drill to pale pink satin, and, frankly, they're none the better for it.
    • Virtually every book published is a library-bound hard cover edition, side-sewen and reinforced with cotton drill.
    • The bags are made of heavy cotton drill and have a top cover that's easily removable for washing.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 2.1 [Military/Militar] [soldiers] instruir* 2.2 [child/pupil] she drilled them in the use of the passive voice les hizo practicar la (voz) pasiva to drill sth into sb inculcarle* algo a algn it was drilled into him that … le habían inculcado que …

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [Mining] perforar, hacer* perforaciones to drill for oil/water perforar en busca de petróleo/agua
  • 2 [Military/Militar] [soldiers] entrenarse

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