Drill in a sentence as a noun

Try harder - is that smoke coming from the drill?

> Oil companies do not drill on land where they don’t have the rights.

But now my masonry drill slips on hard stones and gouges chunks from the plaster.

Hopefully they remembered to drill the air holes!

However, it's still faster to deploy the riser than it is to drill through solid rock.

Health care is not a natural resource; we don't sell land rights to extract health care to people who drill for it.

We don't know what it means or why. But the aim is to continue to drill in - a kind of citizen science of how sleep and stress interact.

Perhaps someone could create a database that lets you drill down, by API, to see which phones have issues.

Google correctly told me where to buy masonry drills and plasterboard fixings.

Drill in a sentence as a verb

There are a still a _lot_ of challenges involved in deep-water riser drilling.

Buying a cheap electric drill is frugal if you only drill a few times a year, which makes the drill last for decades.

I'm happy to manage people, and believe that I can manage over the range of herding-cats to drill-Sargent.

"At the time, the only way to donate marrow was to basically have someone drill holes in your bones and drain your skeleton, which kind of terrified me. Nowadays, of course, most donations require nothing more than sitting still for a few hours with an IV watching television.

Meanwhile my brother is shouting at me like a drill sergeant and through a combination of naivety and adrenaline I make it through my first 30 second sprint without too much difficulty.

>>> Decades ago, energy companies bought "mineral rights" to the land below those farms so the companies can move in, create drilling pads where they please, move in trucks and workers, without the farmers' consent...Huh?

What usually happens is that the gas companies lease your mineral rights and in that lease agreement are provisions that give the gas company the right to drill on your property, which includes equipment, trucks, etc.

I leave thousands of things left unread, and yet google reader makes it quite easy to keep up to date with whatever I feel like reading at the moment, without getting bogged down by all the stuff I don't want to read. It lets me categorize stuff hierarchically, and then drill down to what I want to look at, and maintains unread counts for each level, easily visible all at once.

Not so much any more, I should quit it!- I'm past hammers - electric drill with screws can do 90% of it does and for the 10% it does not I should really re-assess whether I'm doing the right thing in the first place.- I tried to make a cereal with a hammer this morning, but it did not work!

Drill definitions


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


similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored


systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"

See also: exercise practice recitation


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


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"

See also: bore


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


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

See also: exercise practice practise


teach by repetition


undergo military training or do military exercises