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English definition of “grilling”

grilling

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈɡrɪl.ɪŋ/ informal
an occasion when someone is asked a lot of questions for a long time : She faced a grilling when she got home .Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning an occasion when someone criticizes you or says you have done something wrong : The security guard gave me a grilling for taking photos of the building .
(Definition of grilling noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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