debrief

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verb de·brief \(ˌ)dē-ˈbrēf\

Definition of debrief

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to interrogate (as a pilot) usually upon return (as from a mission) in order to obtain useful information The hostages were later debriefed by police.

  3. 2 :  to carefully review upon completion debrief the flight

Examples of debrief in a sentence

  1. Police debriefed the hostages upon their return.

  2. The pilot was debriefed after his flight.

1944

First Known Use of debrief

1944


DEBRIEF Defined for English Language Learners

debrief

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verb de·brief \(ˌ)dē-ˈbrēf\

Definition of debrief for English Language Learners

  • : to officially question (someone) about a job that has been done or about an experience



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