drill

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drill(
drihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (tool)
a. el taladro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We need a drill to hang the mirror on the wall.Necesitamos un taladro para colgar el espejo en la pared.
b. el taladro manual
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She slowly turned the crank on the drill to make a hole in the body of the wooden figurine.Volvió lentamente la manivela del taladro manual para hacer un agujero en el cuerpo de la figura de madera.
c. la taladradora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I turned the fan on because the heat woudn't let me sleep, but the fan sounded like a drill.Prendí el ventilador porque el calor no me dejaba dormir, pero el ventilador sonaba como una taladradora.
2. (dentistry)
a. el torno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The dentist used a tiny drill to clean the tooth.El dentista usó un torno muy pequeño para limpiar el diente.
b. la fresa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The dentist cuts the enamel with a drill to remove decay.El dentista corta el esmalte con una fresa para quitar las caries.
3. (mining or engineering)
a. el barreno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The miners used a drill to make the hole in the rock.Los mineros usaron un barreno para hacer el hoyo en la roca.
b. el martillo neumático
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She used a drill to make a hole in the marble flooring.Usó un martillo neumático para hacer un agujero en el piso de mármol.
c. la perforadora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The drill struck oil at a depth of more than 1,000 feet.La perforadora encontró petróleo a una profundidad de más de 1,000 pies.
4. (drill bit)
a. la broca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We have to change the drill because this one's getting dull.Hay que cambiar la broca porque se está poniendo roma.
5. (training)
a. el entrenamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Military drills are exhausting.El entrenamiento militar es agotador.
b. el ejercicio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The math class begins each day with a five-minute computational drill.La clase de matemáticas comienza cada día con un ejercicio computacional de cinco minutos.
c. la instrucción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The new recruits practice foot drills until they achieve perfection.Los nuevos reclutas practican la instrucción a pie hasta lograr la perfección.
6. (material)
a. el dril
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Gary's motorcycle jacket is made of drill.La chamarra de motocicleta de Gary está hecha de dril.
7. (procedure)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alex will explain the drill for registering new accounts on our system.Alex te explicará qué hay que hacer para registrar las cuentas nuevas en nuestro sistema.
It took her a couple of weeks, but Shona finally has our morning drill down.Se tardó un par de semanas, pero Shona por fin dominó nuestra rutina matinal.
8. (furrow)
a. el surco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Grain is beginning to sprout in the drills.Los granos están empezando a salir en los surcos.
9. (agriculture)
a. la sembradora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
At this time of year, you can see drills in nearly all the fields.En esta época del año, se ven sembradoras en casi todos los campos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
10. (to make a hole in)
a. taladrar
This tool is excellent for drilling very hard surfaces.Esta herramienta es excelente para taladrar superficies muy duras.
b. perforar
The carpenter drilled a hole through the wall.El carpintero perforó un hoyo en la pared.
c. agujerear
Drill the wall and then put in a plug to hold the bracket.Agujerea la pared y luego pon un taquete para sostener la escuadra.
d. barrenar
Building the tunnel meant drilling two kilometers of solid rock.La construcción del túnel supuso barrenar dos kilómetros de roca sólida.
e. hacer un agujero en
Rosa drilled the wall to hang a picture of her family.Rosa hizo un agujero en la pared para colgar una foto de la familia.
11. (to train)
a. entrenar
The officer drills the soldiers very strictly.El oficial entrena a los soldados de una manera muy estricta.
b. hacer practicar
The teacher is drilling the students for the spelling bee.El maestro está haciendo practicar a los alumnos para el concurso de ortografía.
c. instruir
We frequently drill the staff on the hospital's emergency procedures.Instruimos al personal frecuentemente sobre los procedimientos de emergencia del hospital.
12. (to instill)
a. inculcar
We tried to drill good manners into all our children; unfortunately, not all of them took well to it.Intentamos inculcarles buenos modales a todos nuestros hijos; desafortunadamente, no todos lo captaron bien.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
13. (to make a hole; used with "into")
a. taladrar un agujero en
Check for pipes before you drill into the wall.Comprueba si hay tuberías antes de taladrar un agujero en la pared.
14. (to bore; used with "for")
a. perforar
The company has been drilling for oil for years.La compañía ha estado perforando durante años para sacar petróleo.
b. hacer perforaciones en
Efforts to drill for oil in the Arctic proved to be too costly to be profitable.Hacer perforaciones en busca de petróleo en el Ártico resultó demasiado costoso para ser rentable.
15. (to practice)
a. entrenarse
Our sons are drilling to be soldiers.Nuestros hijos se están entrenando para ser soldados.
b. practicar
The girls are drilling for their physics exam tomorrow.Las niñas están practicando para el examen de física mañana.
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drill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (electric tool)
a. la taladradora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (manual tool)
a. el taladro (manual)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (of dentist)
a. el torno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
4. (pneumatic)
a. el martillo neumático
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
drill bitbroca f
drill holetaladro m
5. (training)
a. el ejercicio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
fire drillsimulacro de incendio
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (well, road)
a. perforar
to drill a hole in somethingtaladrar un agujero en algo
7. (train; soldiers)
a. entrenar
to drill pupils in pronunciationhacer practicar la pronunciación a los alumnos
8. (colloquial)
a.
to drill something into somebodymeterle algo en la cabeza a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
9. (general)
a.
to drill for oilhacer perforaciones en búsqueda or
10. (troops)
a. entrenar, practicar
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drill [drɪl]
noun
1 (for wood, metal) taladradora (f); taladro (m); (bit) broca (f); (Min) (for oil etc) barrena (f); perforadora (f); (dentist's drill) fresa (f); (pneumatic drill) martillo (m) neumático
2 (Agr) (furrow) surco (m); (machine) sembradora (f)
transitive verb
[+wood, road] taladrar; perforar; [+tooth] agujerear; [+oil well] perforar; (Agr) sembrar con sembradora
workmen were drilling the road outside
he drilled a hole in the wall hizo or taladró un agujero en la pared
intransitive verb
perforar;for en busca de;
drill [drɪl]
noun
(exercises) (Mil) instrucción (f); (Educ) ejercicios (m)
fire drill simulacro (m) de incendio; you all know the drill todos sabéis lo que hay que hacer; what's the drill? ¿qué es lo que tenemos que hacer?
transitive verb
[+soldiers] ejercitar
to drill pupils in grammar hacer ejercicios de gramática con los alumnos; to drill good manners into a child enseñar buenos modales a un niño; I had it drilled into me as a boy me lo inculcaron de niño
intransitive verb
(Mil) hacer instrucción
drill [drɪl]
noun
(fabric) dril (m)
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