quiz

Part of speech: verb

To make game of; chaff.

Part of speech: verb

To peer at.

Part of speech: verb

To examine by questions.

Part of speech: noun

An absurd or puzzling question or suggestion.

Part of speech: noun

One given to quizzing.

Part of speech: adjective

Quizzical.

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Usage examples "quiz":

  1. " You won't quiz my Helen out of her love for me, Miss Rosalind Torrington," replied Charles, laughing; " so do not hope it." - "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope.
  2. " He's got too short legs," said Dernor, who, aware of the affection the Huron bore him, and experiencing a sort of reaction of his spirits after their continued depression, was disposed to quiz Oonamoo a little. - "The Riflemen of the Miami", Edward S. Ellis.
  3. He was not a young petit maitre, to quiz things: he was fifty, if he was a day: his hair already turned to fine gray. - "East Lynne", Mrs. Henry Wood.