(intr, adverb) to look at or examine something in depth: to drill down through financial data
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How to use drill down in a sentence
The data is collected by month, but by clicking on a month, you can drill down a step further into the day-by-day activity.The Best Quantified Self Site You Haven’t Heard Of | Jamie Todd Rubin | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Clicking on one of the timelines, you can drill down one level more into the details of that day across several spectrums.The Best Quantified Self Site You Haven’t Heard Of | Jamie Todd Rubin | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It's always useful to drill down to the mechanics of a market, rather than considering it in abstract.
These still let you drill down to see a single eye in a portrait or a grape in a still life.Google Takes Street View Inside 17 Museums for Virtual Tours | Blake Gopnik | February 1, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
"CDO pools are examined with a drill down to underlying assets and stress testing of the underlying asset pools," IKB bragged.
Notice that you need not drill down the whole depth of the connector, because the bottom part is not burned to the post.The Automobile Storage Battery | O. A. Witte
While he awaited deliverance he found himself irked and, to while away the time, set his drill down haphazard and began to bore.The Law of Hemlock Mountain | Hugh Lundsford
They could use the publicity, too—someone to go and drill down on which clinics are legit and which ones are clip-joints.Makers | Cory Doctorow
Some weeks before the boys had formed a bucket brigade, as it is termed, and they had the drill down to perfection.The Putnam Hall Rivals | Arthur M. Winfield
drill down to it, melt it with heat, and it was water again, ready to be pumped and put to use.Asteroid of Fear | Raymond Zinke Gallun