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Cognate with draaien (to turn), trillen (to vibrate), Old High German drāen (to turn), English thrill, trill.

drillen (weak in -d)

  1. (literally) to make vibrate, as with a pneutamatic drill; to operate such a drill
  2. (figuratively) to drill, instruct by arduous exercise, notably in military context or style
  3. hence, to domineer


drillen

  1. Plural form of dril.

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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