UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdrɪlɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(driling)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [rock, well, oil] drilling
  2. [ground, seed, corn, crop] drilling
  3. drilling [will, should] begin (next year)
  4. the drilling for oil
n as adj
  1. drilling [tools, utensils, equipment]
  2. drilling [activity, programs, operations]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [pneumatic, hand-held, concrete] drill
  2. use a drill to make holes (in)
  3. use a drill to [break, dig, split]
  4. lined up for a [fire, military] drill
  5. [marched, ran] outside for the (fire) drill
  6. worked on a [filling, cavity] with a drill
  7. a [grammar, spelling, football, basketball] drill
  8. practice an [emergency, evacuation] drill
  9. what to do [when there's, in case of] a fire drill
  10. lessons should be less drill and more fun
  11. can be [learned, mastered] by drill
  12. informal: she didn't know the drill
  13. informal: you [should, ought] to know the drill by know
  14. the [clatter, noise, racket] of the drill
  1. drill [a hole, holes]
  2. drill [a hole] into the [wall, board, wood]
  3. drilled through the [wall]
  4. drill [an oil well, a well]
  5. drill deeper
  6. drill for oil in [Alaska, the ocean]
  7. drill into [an infected tooth, a cavity]
  8. drill (down) through [the layers, the earth, rock]
  9. drill down to the [bedrock, base level]
  10. drill the [troops, soldiers, athletes, students]
  11. drill [the numbers, these facts] into your [head, brain]
  12. have it drilled into [you, your head]
  13. drill into them the [necessity, importance] of [it]
n as adj
  1. [fit, change] the drill bit
  2. [tighten, loosen] the drill chuck
  3. is the drill instructor
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