Meaning of DRILL in English

DRILL

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

drill for oil

Plans to drill for oil off the New South Wales coast have recently been revived.

drilling platform

fire drill

pneumatic drill

power drill

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

cordless

But looking only at professional power drill sales, cordless drills are accounting for 50 percent of the market.

electric

A sound like an electric drill ran round the room.

I can knock fifty thousand miles off the clock in a few minutes with my high-speed electric drill .

Use a hand drill or an electric drill on very low speed.

An alternative method is to attach an electric drill water pump attachment to the tap.

Useful machines are an electric drill , a small router to make mortises and mouldings, and a small bandsaw.

pneumatic

Minutes later he was making a noise like a pneumatic drill .

At 100 decibels, the level produced by a chain saw or pneumatic drill , the allowable exposure is three hours.

By that time the cinema had closed down, sold to a firm making fibreglass covers for pneumatic drills .

Now imagine men are trying to break in using pneumatic drills .

Perry, in a fishing jacket, moving like a marionette that swallowed a pneumatic drill .

Her left arm by her side, her right elbow out at an angle and her forearm shaking like a pneumatic drill .

It's your chance to win a £7000 pneumatic grain drill .

For years the city vibrated to the sound of diggers and pneumatic drills .

■ NOUN

bit

It has reverse action which is basically used for removing debris and jammed drill bits .

It began, according to one member of the drill crew, when they noticed their drill bit was heating up rapidly.

Drilling was a difficult task, with good bullies causing the demise of many a parent's drill bit .

A second handle is a very worthwhile extra with a percussion drill , allowing greater control of the drill bit .

Full instructions for use are supplied, to enable even inexperienced d-i-yers to put the edge back on their drill bits .

Using the recommended drill bit size, drill through the handrail, then change to masonry drill to go through the wall.

fire

And practise a family fire drill .

The advantage of fire drill thinking is that it reminds you that the worst really can happen.

Immediately fire drills were followed and the building vacated.

It was sabotaged by an unforeseen fire drill .

power

But looking only at professional power drill sales, cordless drills are accounting for 50 percent of the market.

A pump attachment that you can fix to a power drill is useful for emptying the pond to a respectably low level.

Powered by a power drill , knives, scissors, shears and rotary mower blades can also be sharpened.

■ VERB

know

He knew nothing about drill , but learned the necessary movements from books and soon gained promotion to chief petty officer.

There are problems with fuel, problems with parachutes, guns, explosions -- you know the drill .

Not their fault, they just don't know the drill .

You know the drill , right?

Does anyone possess or know which model of drill is needed to power the attachments?

You know the drill: cut the grass; bag the clippings; haul them to the curb for pickup.

You know the drill , now let's move!

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a dentist's drill

a marching drill

multiplication drills

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

At 100 decibels, the level produced by a chain saw or pneumatic drill , the allowable exposure is three hours.

During grammar school, I faint every time we have an air raid drill .

Essentially the course comprises sequences of language drills.

Experiment with a variety of drills in natural situations until you find the combination which is the most productive for you.

Loudspeakers soon announced that the warning was just part of a drill .

Separate drills need to be set up for each noun class to learn its associated affixes.

The basic programs also offer games, dictation exercises and drills.

Then we collected our rifles from the armoury for our first lesson in shooting drill .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

borehole

If we drill a borehole into the aquifer the groundwater will be under sufficient pressure to overflow from the borehole.

well

Plans for the three-year exploration phase include drilling three wells and seismic studies at a cost of $ 13 million.

A third well has also been drilled and is currently being completed, and Pogo has plans to drill a fourth well.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I heard the dentist start drilling, but I couldn't feel anything.

It sounds like someone's drilling into the wall.

Oil companies still drill for oil off Santa Barbara.

We'll have to drill some holes here to put up the shelves.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A third well has also been drilled and is currently being completed, and Pogo has plans to drill a fourth well.

If we drill a borehole into the aquifer the groundwater will be under sufficient pressure to overflow from the borehole.

In the process, some 2, 000 miles of tunnels were drilled through the mountains.

Tannins, another kind of organic molecule, are used in the oil industry to make muds easier to drill .

They hammered and plowed and drilled.

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