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investigate verb definition in Solving crime topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

investigate

 verb: Solving crime topic
[intransitive, transitive] to carefully examine the facts of a situation, an event, a crime, etc. to find out the truth about it or how it happened The FBI has been called in to investigate. (informal) ‘What was that noise?’ ‘I'll go and investigate.’ investigate something Police are investigating possible links between the murders. investigate what, how, etc… Police are investigating what happened.

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