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inquire into sth

formal ( UK also enquire into sth)
verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with inquire ( UK also enquire)   /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ us    /-ˈkwaɪr/
to try to discover the facts about something: When the authorities inquired into his background, they found he had a criminal record.
Translations of “inquire into sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 調查,查究, 查問…
in Russian расследовать, выяснять…
in Turkish araştırmak, soruşturmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 调查,查究, 查问…
in Polish badać coś…
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