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noun [uncountable] crossfire pronunciation in American English /ˈkrɔsˌfaɪr/
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    bullets coming from two directions, fired by two people or armies who are shooting at each other

    Several civilians were wounded in the crossfire.

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    angry words or actions between two people that may accidentally affect other people who are not directly involved

    Kids often get caught in the crossfire when parents are divorcing.

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