Synonyms of drilling


1. drilling, boring, creating by removal

usage: the act of drilling

2. boring, drilling, oil production, production

usage: the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum


1. bore, drill, cut

usage: 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"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"

2. drill, train, develop, prepare, educate

usage: train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

3. drill, exercise, practice, practise, learn, study, read, take

usage: learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"

4. drill, teach, learn, instruct

usage: teach by repetition

5. drill, train, prepare

usage: undergo military training or do military exercises

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Definition and meaning of drilling (Dictionary)