examine on (something)

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examine on (something)

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

to give someone an examination covering certain material. I will have to examine you on this chapter myself. The teacher examined Larry on his understanding of phonetics.
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