the third degree Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “the third degree” in the English Dictionary

"the third degree" in British English

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the third degree

informal askingseriousquestions and/or giving someone ​roughtreatment to get ​information: I got the third ​degree when I got ​home last ​night.
(Definition of the third degree from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the third degree”
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉盘问, 逼供, 刑讯…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲盤問, 逼供, 刑訊…
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“the third degree” in British English

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