Definition of third degree noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


third degree

BrE BrE//ˌθɜːd dɪˈɡriː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌθɜːrd dɪˈɡriː//
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give somebody the third degree
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(informal) to question somebody for a long time and in a thorough way; to use threats or violence to get information from somebody
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