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Grill

DEFINITION

Intensive questioning. Often used when police authorities question a criminal suspect to get a confession. ‘Grill’ is used as in heating meat, so to grill someone is to put the heat on them.

“The police grilled him all night and he never admitted who helped him with the robbery.”

 

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