verb (used with object), cross-ex·am·ined, cross-ex·am·in·ing.
Origin of cross-examine
Related Words for cross-examinecatechize, check, debrief, examine, grill, inquire, interrogate, investigate, pump, question, quiz, scrutinize, sweat, cross-question, third-degree
Examples from the Web for cross-examine
Contemporary Examples of cross-examine
In the classroom and at work, people speak and write as if a hostile lawyer were about to cross-examine them.An Argument Against Legal Extremism
Eric Posner, Robert Silver
February 17, 2009
Historical Examples of cross-examine
Now if you are one of my sort, I should like to cross-examine you, but if not I will let you alone.Gorgias
Age is an ugly subject; she'd better not cross-examine her witnesses there.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Warren declined to cross-examine Donnally, and he was excused.
Warren refused to cross-examine the surgeon, and he was excused.
And he proceeded to cross-examine Mwres on the entire affair.Tales of Space and Time
Herbert George Wells