basic training

ba′sic train′ing
mil a period following induction into the armed forces during which a recruit learns military basics
Etymology: 1940–45

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • basic training — n [U] the period when a new soldier learns military rules and does a lot of exercise …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • basic training — noun the initial period of training for new military personnel; involves intense physical activity and behavioral discipline • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑military training …   Useful english dictionary

  • basic training — n. (mil.) to go through, take basic training * * * take basic training (mil.) to go through …   Combinatory dictionary

  • basic training — N UNCOUNT Basic training is the training that someone receives when they first join the armed forces. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • basic training — Synonyms and related words: apprenticeship, arrangement, breaking, breeding, briefing, clearing the decks, conditioning, cultivation, development, discipline, drill, drilling, equipment, exercise, familiarization, fetching up, fixing, fostering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • basic training — Mil. a period following a person s induction into the armed forces devoted to training in basic military comportment, duties, and combat skills. * * * …   Universalium

  • basic training — noun The standard training regime for introducing new recruits to the organizations discipline and basic operational skills. Syn: boot camp …   Wiktionary

  • basic training — noun Date: 1943 the initial period of training of a military recruit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • basic training — first training of new soldiers in which they learn fundamental knowledge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • basic training — noun (U) the period when a new soldier learns military rules and does a lot of exercise …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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