One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Subject (someone) to the process of waterboarding.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
The board or bench on to which a person is strapped during the process of waterboarding.
- ‘These photos are important because most of us have never seen an actual, real-life waterboard.’
- ‘Incidentally, the waterboard in these photos wasn't merely one among many torture devices highlighted at the prison museum.’
- ‘So when Blank offered me copies of his photos of a waterboard and of a painting depicting a waterboarding session, I quickly accepted.’
- ‘In our limited experience, extensive use of the waterboard can introduce new risks.’
- ‘He proposed using 10 such techniques "in some sort of escalating fashion, culminating with the waterboard, though not necessarily ending with this technique."’
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