Definition of drill down in English:

drill down

phrasal verb

  • 1Computing
    Access successively deeper levels of a hierarchically organized database, set of files, etc.

    ‘just click on a button and drill down until you find the level of detail you require’
    • ‘a drill-down menu of topics’
    • ‘The reporting interface is done well, and it allows you to drill down to various levels of detail.’
    • ‘If you feel, however, that the e-mail might be legit, log in to your account using the company's Web site and drill down to the personal account information page yourself.’
    • ‘Upon visiting the home page, the user types in the name of the site, rather than drilling down a hierarchy of categorized links.’
    • ‘If you're looking for specific facts, you're best off drilling down directly with a search engine such as Google.’
    • ‘You can also drill down by categories or conduct an advanced search.’
    1. 1.1Examine or analyze something in further depth.
      • ‘Strachan declined to drill down into the details of his discussion’