drilled drilled  /d ˈrɪld/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) trained in a skill by repetitious practice

Usage(s):

  1. Growing up in an oil-rich nation and understanding how oil is drilled, Emeagwali decided to use this problem as the subject of his doctoral dissertation.
  2. The other patients had mere indentations drilled into their skulls, to mimic the real procedure.
  3. Small holes had been drilled in it through which thieves could tap off fuel.

News

  1. Royale Energy Expands Its Natural Gas Production

    SAN DIEGO -- Royale Energy, Inc. today announced a gas discovery at its Zodiac well. The new natural gas well was drilled on the company's proprietary 3-D seismic data and encountered up to three productive ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Dodgers dump D-backs in brawl-marred game

    LOS ANGELES -- As soon as Yasiel Puig went sprawling to the ground after getting drilled in the face by an Ian Kennedy fastball, it was on between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 3

    LOS ANGELES -- As soon as Yasiel Puig went sprawling to the ground after getting drilled by an Ian Kennedy fastball, it was on between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "We would not have drilled the well in that way," ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva said.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: James Mulva Source: Austin American-Statesman

  2. "I had a good seat for it," said former PGA champion Bob Tway, who had a 72 and played with Woods. "That's why he's the best. He went out there and made it look pretty simple. So we got drilled by nine today. Next time he'll have to give me a...
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Bob Tway Source: USA Today

  3. "I don't think there's a one-day team out there with a better record than them," he added. "We're going into this with our eyes open. It's not going to be easy. They're a well-drilled unit. They may be down on experience of past Australian...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Andrew Strauss Source: The Press Association

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