examine in

examine (one) in (something)

To test one on their knowledge in a particular subject or area. A noun or pronoun can be used between "examine" and "in." The department head will examine you in all literature from the Restoration through the Victorian age.
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examine someone in something

to give someone an examination in a particular subject or covering certain material. The committee examined her in her knowledge of history. I was examined in math.
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Before this separation, an independent expert will examine IN's accounts and cost-allocation arrangements and confirm that no cross-subsidisation is taking place.
In the next issue, THE NEW AMERICAN will examine in detail the causes and consequences of the ongoing market collapse.