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cross-examine

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