V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to question aggressively

Synonyms: interrogate, examine, question


Tips: The traditional meaning of the verb grill is that of cooking food on an open flame. When you grill someone, you put that person "in the hot seat" and ask aggressive questions.

Usage Examples:

Why are you grilling me like this? (interrogating)

The police grilled the suspect all afternoon, but he wouldn't talk. (interrogated, questioned)

We'll have to grill him if we want to get to the bottom of this. (interrogate, question aggressively)

I thought I would have to grill her to get some answers, but she was actually very forthcoming. (question aggressively, interrogate)

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