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third degree

Translation of third degree in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • to give sb the third degree [colloquial/familiar] hacerle* un interrogatorio a algn they put me through the third degree me hicieron un interrogatorio, fue como enfrentarse a la Inquisición

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