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grilling

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈɡrɪl.ɪŋ/ informal us  
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.
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