Synonyms of drill
2 trainingDictionary • A local army base teaches them military drill.
training • He had no formal training as a decorator.
exercise • Lack of exercise can lead to feelings of depression and exhaustion.
discipline • inner disciplines like transcendental meditation
instruction • Each candidate is given instruction in safety.
3 practiceDictionary (informal) • a fire drill
practice • netball practice
procedure • He did not follow the correct procedure in applying for a visa.
routine • The players had to change their daily routine.
system • the decimal system of metric weights and measures
programme • the programme for reform outlined by the Soviet President
1 boreDictionary • I drilled five holes at equal distance.
bore • Get the special drill bit to bore the correct-size hole.
pierce • Pierce the skin of the potato with a fork.
penetrate • The needle penetrated the skin.
sink in • The implication took a while to sink in.
puncture • The bullet punctured his stomach.
perforate • The table was perforated by a series of small holes.
2 trainDictionary • He drills the choir to a high standard.
train • We train them in bricklaying and other building techniques.
coach • He coached me for my French A levels.
teach • a programme to teach educational skills
exercise • She exercises two or three times a week.
discipline • I'm very good at disciplining myself.
practise • practising for a gym display
instruct • He instructs family members in nursing techniques.
rehearse • A group of actors are rehearsing a play about Joan of Arc.
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boreIf you bore a hole in something, you make a deep round hole in it using a special tool.
• Get the special drill bit to bore the correct-size hole.
coachWhen someone coaches a person or a team, they help them to become better at a particular sport.
• He coached me for my French A levels.
disciplineIf you refer to an activity or situation as a discipline, you mean that, in order to be successful in it, you need to behave in a strictly controlled way and obey particular rules or standards.
• inner disciplines like transcendental meditation
Thesaurus for drill from the Collins English Thesaurus
a rotating tool that is inserted into a drilling machine or tool for boring cylindrical holes