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English definition of “cross-examine”

cross-examine

verb [T]    /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    /ˌkrɔs·ɪɡˌzæm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [U] Under cross-examination, she admitted she’d lied .
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