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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of drill.

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  • adj. trained in a skill by repetitious practice


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  • I took Spanish from elementary school on (grew up in New Mexico and Texas) and verb tenses were drilled from the start.

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  • Martin drilled three 3-pointers, almost single-handedly keeping his team close for the first three quarters.

  • Miller and Udrih hit back-to-back jumpers to cut the lead to two, and Martin drilled a 3 on a fast break to give Sacramento back the lead, but it was short-lived.

  • Guerin drilled a shot off the post behind Conklin about 8 minutes into the period when the game was tied 1-1.

  • During the rescue operations, holes were drilled from the surface into chambers where the miners may have sought refuge.

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  • To Zounds: Stress in a rifle i (particularly in a barrel) is a mjalr factor in determining how it shoots, but I don't think anyone know why two different barrels (or ten, or 100) that are drilled from the same lot of bar stock and receive idential heat treatment will all shoot differently.

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  • But before he could come down with either foot in bounds, Baker was drilled from the side by defensive back Brodney Pool, who sent Baker sprawling. - Football - N.Y. Jets vs. Cleveland

  • Marshall took a timeout to ice Nugent, but the senior captain drilled the longest kick of his career inside the left upright and against the netting.

  • Two batters later, Griffey delivered an RBI single and Dunn again drilled the first pitch he saw, this time over the center field wall for a three-run homer and a 6-3 advantage.

  • When Eddie Griffin drilled a 3-pointer to make it 87-82, James drove strong around superstar Kevin Garnett and drew a foul.


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