One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Subject (someone) to the process of waterboarding.
- ‘Speaking after his release, he said he had been beaten with iron bars, given electric shocks and "waterboarded", and even now feared for his life.’
- ‘We've seen a number of reporters having themselves waterboarded so they can describe it.’
- ‘The government says he even confessed but also admits he was waterboarded.’
- ‘He revealed no new information after being waterboarded, the article said.’
The board or bench on to which a person is strapped during the process of waterboarding.
- ‘In our limited experience, extensive use of the waterboard can introduce new risks.’
- ‘So when Blank offered me copies of his photos of a waterboard and of a painting depicting a waterboarding session, I quickly accepted.’
- ‘These photos are important because most of us have never seen an actual, real-life waterboard.’
- ‘He proposed using 10 such techniques "in some sort of escalating fashion, culminating with the waterboard, though not necessarily ending with this technique."’
- ‘Incidentally, the waterboard in these photos wasn't merely one among many torture devices highlighted at the prison museum.’
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