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"cross-examine" in British English

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cross-examineverb [T]

uk   /ˌkrɒs.ɪɡˈzæm.ɪn/ us   /ˌkrɑːs.ɪɡˈzæm.ɪn/ also cross-question
to ask detailed questions of someone, especially a witness in a trial, in order to discover if they have been telling the truth
cross-examination
noun [C usually singular, U] uk   /ˌkrɒs.ɪɡˌzæm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌkrɑːs.ɪɡˌzæm.əˈneɪ.ʃən/
Under cross-examination, the witness admitted her evidence had been mostly lies.
cross-examiner
noun [C] uk   /ˌkrɒs.ɪɡˈzæm.ɪ.nər/ us   /ˌkrɑːs.ɪɡˈzæm.ə.nɚ/
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cross-examineverb [T]

us   /ˌkrɔs·ɪɡˈzæm·ən/
to ask detailed questions of someone, esp. during a trial, in order to discover if the person has been telling the truth: Defense attorneys cross-examined the witness.
cross-examination
noun [C/U] us   /ˌkrɔs·ɪɡˌzæm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/
[U] Under cross-examination, she admitted she’d lied.
(Definition of cross-examine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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cross-examineverb [T]

uk   /ˌkrɒsɪɡˈzæmɪn/ us   LAW
to ask someone detailed questions, especially in a law court, in order to discover if what they said earlier was true: Expert witnesses were cross-examined on their statements about how the accident had occurred.
cross-examination
noun [C or U]
Under cross-examination the witness admitted that she had been lying.
(Definition of cross-examine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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