questioning


questioning
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noun
ADJECTIVE
careful, close (esp. BrE)
direct

She decided to confront her boss about the situation with direct questioning.

intensive
aggressive, hostile, tough
constant, repeated
VERB + QUESTIONING
face
be wanted for
be detained for, be held for

Four suspects have been detained for questioning in connection with the incident.

PREPOSITION
under questioning

The suspect remained silent under questioning.

questioning about, questioning on, questioning over

The disaster prompted questioning about safety standards.

questioning by

The man was released after questioning by detectives.

questioning from

The group chairman faced hostile questioning from angry shareholders.

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adj.
Questioning is used with these nouns: ↑eyebrow, ↑gaze, ↑glance, ↑look

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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