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cross-examine

[ kraws-ig-zam-in, kros- ]
/ 藞kr蓴s 瑟g藞z忙m 瑟n, 藞kr蓲s- /
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Definition of cross-examine

verb (used with object), cross-ex路am路ined, cross-ex路am路in路ing.
to examine by questions intended to check a previous examination; examine closely or minutely.
Law. to examine (a witness called by the opposing side), as for the purpose of discrediting the witness's testimony.
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Origin of cross-examine

First recorded in 1655鈥65

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British Dictionary definitions for cross-examine

cross-examine

verb (tr)
law to examine (a witness for the opposing side), as in attempting to discredit his testimonyCompare examine-in-chief
to examine closely or relentlessly

Derived forms of cross-examine

cross-examination, nouncross-examiner, noun
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