(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. pierce, bore; train, exercise, practice; quiz. See opening, teaching, exertion, repetition.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Practice]
Syn. preparation, repetition, learning by doing; see exercise 1 , practice 3 .
2. [Exercise, especially in military formation]
Syn. training, maneuvers, marching, parade, close-order drill, open-order drill, conditioning, survival training, guerilla training, paratroop training, drop training, footslogging*, monkey drill*, push and pull*; see also march 1 .
See Synonym Study at practice .
3. [A tool for boring holes]
Syn. borer, wood bit, gimlet, countersink, steel drill, steam drill, electric drill, diamond drill, pneumatic drill, turbo-corer, cylindrical borer, boring tool, tap-borer, auger, corkscrew, awl, wimble, trepan, trephine, riveter, jackhammer; see also bit 5 .
4. [Device for planting seed in holes]
Syn. planter, seeder, drill seeder, dibble; see tool 1 .
1. [To bore]
Syn. pierce, sink (in), puncture; see dig 1 , penetrate 1 .
2. [To train]
Syn. practice, rehearse, discipline; see exercise 1 , practice 1 , teach 2 .
See Synonym Study at practice .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
practice, exercise, training, discipline, regimen, repetition, dry run, warm up.
practice, exercise, train, discipline, test, warm up, ground.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun Repetition of an action so as to develop or maintain one's skill: exercise, practice, rehearsal, study, training. See WORK. II verb 1. To subject to or engage in forms of exertion in order to train, strengthen, or condition: exercise, practice, train, work out. See WORK. 2. To instruct in a body of doctrine or belief: inculcate, indoctrinate. See TEACH. 3. To fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition: drive, implant, impress, inculcate, instill, pound. See TEACH.

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