Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun drill

4 senses of drill

Sense 1
drill -- (a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows))
       => tool -- (an implement used in the practice of a vocation)

Sense 2
drill, Mandrillus leucophaeus -- (similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored)
       => baboon -- (large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles)

Sense 3
exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation -- (systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect")
       => training, preparation, grooming -- (activity leading to skilled behavior)

Sense 4
drill -- ((military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms)
       => training, preparation, grooming -- (activity leading to skilled behavior)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb drill

5 senses of drill

Sense 1
bore, drill -- (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")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 2
drill -- (train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons)
       => train, develop, prepare, educate -- (create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future")

Sense 3
drill, exercise, practice, practise -- (learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales")
       => learn, study, read, take -- (be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam")

Sense 4
drill -- (teach by repetition)
       => teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")

Sense 5
drill -- (undergo military training or do military exercises)
       => train, prepare -- (undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid")

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