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d ril

  • n  a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • n  similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
  • n  systematic training by multiple repetitions
  • n  (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
  • v  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
  • v  train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
  • v  learn by repetition
    We drilled French verbs every day
  • v  teach by repetition
  • v  undergo military training or do military exercises

  • If you're going to "drill, drill, drill," as McCain has been saying, ANWR is where you would start.
  • Looking to neutralize a key Republican campaign issue, the House majority passes legislation allowing offshore drilling.
  • The Discoverer Deep Seas drill ship sits off the coast of Louisiana as Chevron drills for oil in the Gulf of Mexico House Democrats passed a bill Tuesday night that would end a 26 .
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Washington Post (blog)
    For too long, for a decade or more, there's been a cozy relationship between the oil companies and the federal agency that permits them to drill,Obama said, referring to MMS.
  • Tony Hayward in The Associated Press
    With respect, sir, we drill hundreds of wells a year around the world,Hayward told Republican Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas. "That's what scaring me right now."
  • Sarah Palin in AFP
    Let's drill, baby, drill - not stall baby, stall,said Palin, the former governor of oil-rich Alaska and the Republican Party's first female vice presidential nominees - albeit in the unsuccessful 2008 elections.

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