cross-examine - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] legal 

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present tense
I/you/we/theycross-examine
he/she/itcross-examines
present participlecross-examining
past tensecross-examined
past participlecross-examined
  1. to ask a witness questions during a trial after another lawyer has already asked them questions
    1. a.
      to ask someone a lot of questions, usually in an unfriendly way

derived word

cross-examination

 

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noun [countable/uncountable]
singularcross-examination
pluralcross-examinations