What is the meaning of drills in this paragraph,

The colleague looks very happy, as people do when they have not been working for a sufficient stretch of time as sales assistants. “Hi, how can I help you?” Ove drills his police-flashlight finger into the counter. “I want a computer!” The colleague no longer looks quite as happy. He gives the first sales assistant an insinuating glance as if to say he’ll pay him back for this.

From A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman


Here the word ‘drills’ means that Ove hit with force his police flash light finger onto the counter.

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    In other words, he prodded the counter violently with his finger, as though 'drilling' into it. Jan 9 at 9:06

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