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cross-examine

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌkrɒsɪɡˈzæmɪn/ 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]
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