question


question
I
n.
query

1) to ask (smb.) a question; to ask a question of smb.

2) to address, pose, put a question to smb.

3) to bring up, raise a question

4) to answer, field, reply to, respond to a question (the senator fielded all questions expertly)

5) to beg ('evade') the question

6) to parry smb.'s questions

7) an academic, hypothetical, rhetorical; awkward, embarrassing, sticky, ticklish; blunt, direct; civil ('polite'); debatable, moot; irrelevant; leading; loaded, tricky; pointed; probing; relevant; thorny question

8) an essay question (on an examination)

9) an examination, test question

10) a question about, as to, concerning

matter being discussed

11) to put the question ('to vote on the matter being discussed')

12) a burning; controversial; crucial; explosive; open; vexed (esp. BE) question

13) (misc.) (colloq.) to pop the question ('to propose marriage')

vote

(parliamentary procedure)

14) to put a matter to the question

doubt
dispute

15) to clear up, resolve a question

16) beyond all question

17) in, into question (to come into question; to call smt. into question)

misc.

18) out of the question ('impossible')

II

v. (D; tr.) to question about (the police questioned her about her activities)

* * *
['kwestʃ(ə)n]
as to
blunt
concerning
debatable
hypothetical
leading
loaded
moot
pointed
probing
put a question to smb.
raise a question
reply to
resolve a question
rhetorical
sticky
test question
thorny question
ticklish
to ask a question of smb.
tricky
vexed (esp. BE) question
civil ('polite')
respond to a question (the senator fielded all questions expertly)
into question (to come into question; to call smt. into question)
['doubt'] ['dispute'] to clear up
['query'] to ask (smb.) a question
['vote'] (parliamentary procedure) to put a matter to the question
a burning
a question about
an academic
an examination
beyond all question
to address
to answer
to beg ('evade') the question
to bring up
to parry smb. 's questions
['misc. '] out of the question ('impossible')
(misc.) (colloq.) to pop the question ('to propose marriage')
['matter being discussed'] to put the question ('to vote on the matter being discussed')
an essay question (on an examination)
(D;tr.) to question about (the police questioned her about her activities)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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