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've studied hard and Miss Stacy has drilled us thoroughly, but we mayn't get through for all that.
We had trained for about six weeks beforehand with help from our in-house gym instructor at work, who drilled us like a burpee-loving sergeant major, but had us whipped into some form of shape by the time we approached the starting line.
"We lost by two points but it was a big improvement over our first game when they drilled us (63-19).
"The manager has drilled us day in, day out on all our roles, what he wants us to do, and there are no grey areas for the lads out on the pitch.
"He has drilled us day-in, day-out on all of our roles, what he wants us to do, and there are no grey areas for the lads when they go out onto the pitch.
For they, too, are chosen - for this, the most thrilling of away-days - and they have drilled us to within an inch of their collective sanity.
"The manager's drilled us into a good team, with a good squad," the left-back replied when asked why he believes United have been able to turn around their away form.
She said that the most challenging part of the pageant were the interviews but she kept being herself and pulled through successfully, "they really drilled us" she laughed.
He drilled us like he would his pro teams and shared lessons that we would carry to this day.
"We are a team that likes to move the ball and in wet conditions we did struggle to put phases together and teams drilled us off the park.
"They (Maynard) drilled us in the first game, and they scored 32 points in the first quarter against us in the second game (in another loss)," he said.
FORTY YEARS AGO, SID GILBREATH, my favorite professor at Georgia Tech, drilled us on the time value of money in our course on Engineering Economy.
The instructors drilled us again and again: "When there is an explosion, stay put!
He really drilled us from the front right to the back in terms of how we move and that's helped me because that's a large part of my game in the defence."