Meaning of “grilling” in the English Dictionary

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"grilling" in British English

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grillingnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈɡrɪl.ɪŋ/ us /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.

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” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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