drill (someone) (with questions)

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drill (someone) (with questions)

To intensely or vigorously interrogate someone. My parents wouldn't stop drilling me with questions as I was heading out the door—I thought I'd never be able to leave! Would you stop drilling me? I don't know where he is!
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We may or may not know the whole story, but that rarely ever stops us from passing an opinion -- opinions often so derogatory in nature and delivery, they could drill us into depression if ever directed at us.
They battered us to a pulp by half-time and then came out second half and tried to drill us into the floor.
They battered us to a pulp at half time and then came out second half and tried to drill us into the floor.
To batter us to a pulp until half time and then come out second half and try to drill us into the floor will leave a massive impression on me.
"Don used to drill us and drill us until we knew exactly what he wanted, and I can imagine Roy being the same," he added.
"We'll have three or four weeks together, and that time in his company when he can drill us properly will be a time to see improvements.
The school had a full-time regimental sergeant major, "Guntz" Birtwhistle, who had joined up in 1928 and had retired to become the master of the stores, run the rifle range and drill us every Thursday.
"They're not going to come out here with any other mentality than to drill us and we've got to be ready.
Honnicut is dead, who used to drill us in the grammar of the ancient world.