One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘fraud squad officers wanted to examine the bank records’
inspect, survey, scrutinize, look at, look into, enquire into, study, investigate, scan, sift, delve into, dig into, explore, probe, check out, consider, appraise, weigh, weigh up, analyse, review, vet
subject to an examination
2‘students were examined after nine months' instruction’
test, quiz, question, set an examination for
3‘they must name in advance all the witnesses to be examined’
interrogate, put questions to, ask questions of, quiz, question, cross-examine, cross-question
catechize, give the third degree to, probe, sound out
informal grill, pump, put through the wringer, put through the mangle
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