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cross-ex·am·ine

(krôs′ĭg-zăm′ĭn, krŏs′-)
tr.v. cross-ex·am·ined, cross-ex·am·in·ing, cross-ex·am·ines
1. Law To question (a witness already questioned by the opposing side) regarding matters brought out during foregoing direct examination.
2. To question (a person) closely, especially with regard to answers or information given previously.

cross′-ex·am′i·na′tion n.
cross′-ex·am′in·er n.

cross-examine

vb (tr)
1. (Law) law to examine (a witness for the opposing side), as in attempting to discredit his testimony. Compare examine-in-chief
2. to examine closely or relentlessly
ˈcross-exˌamiˈnation n
ˌcross-exˈaminer n

cross′-exam′ine



v.t. -ined, -in•ing.
1. to examine (a witness called and examined by the opposing side), for the purpose of checking, clarifying, or discrediting that witness's testimony.
2. to question closely.
[1660–70]
cross′-exam′iner, n.

cross-examine


Past participle: cross-examined
Gerund: cross-examining

Imperative
cross-examine
cross-examine
Present
I cross-examine
you cross-examine
he/she/it cross-examines
we cross-examine
you cross-examine
they cross-examine
Preterite
I cross-examined
you cross-examined
he/she/it cross-examined
we cross-examined
you cross-examined
they cross-examined
Present Continuous
I am cross-examining
you are cross-examining
he/she/it is cross-examining
we are cross-examining
you are cross-examining
they are cross-examining
Present Perfect
I have cross-examined
you have cross-examined
he/she/it has cross-examined
we have cross-examined
you have cross-examined
they have cross-examined
Past Continuous
I was cross-examining
you were cross-examining
he/she/it was cross-examining
we were cross-examining
you were cross-examining
they were cross-examining
Past Perfect
I had cross-examined
you had cross-examined
he/she/it had cross-examined
we had cross-examined
you had cross-examined
they had cross-examined
Future
I will cross-examine
you will cross-examine
he/she/it will cross-examine
we will cross-examine
you will cross-examine
they will cross-examine
Future Perfect
I will have cross-examined
you will have cross-examined
he/she/it will have cross-examined
we will have cross-examined
you will have cross-examined
they will have cross-examined
Future Continuous
I will be cross-examining
you will be cross-examining
he/she/it will be cross-examining
we will be cross-examining
you will be cross-examining
they will be cross-examining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cross-examining
you have been cross-examining
he/she/it has been cross-examining
we have been cross-examining
you have been cross-examining
they have been cross-examining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cross-examining
you will have been cross-examining
he/she/it will have been cross-examining
we will have been cross-examining
you will have been cross-examining
they will have been cross-examining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cross-examining
you had been cross-examining
he/she/it had been cross-examining
we had been cross-examining
you had been cross-examining
they had been cross-examining
Conditional
I would cross-examine
you would cross-examine
he/she/it would cross-examine
we would cross-examine
you would cross-examine
they would cross-examine
Past Conditional
I would have cross-examined
you would have cross-examined
he/she/it would have cross-examined
we would have cross-examined
you would have cross-examined
they would have cross-examined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

cross-examine

verb question, grill (informal), quiz, interrogate, catechize, pump The accused's lawyers will get a chance to cross-examine him.

cross-examine

verb
To question thoroughly and relentlessly to verify facts:
Informal: grill.
Idiom: give someone the third degree.
Translations

cross-examine

[ˈkrɒsɪgˈzæmɪn] VT (Jur) → repreguntar (fig) → interrogar (severamente)

cross-examine

[ˌkrɒsɪgˈzæmɪn] vt (Law) → interrogare in contraddittorio, controinterrogare

cross2

(kros) plural ˈcrosses noun
1. a symbol formed by two lines placed across each other, eg + or x.
2. two wooden beams placed thus (+), on which Christ was nailed.
3. the symbol of the Christian religion.
4. a lasting cause of suffering etc. Your rheumatism is a cross you will have to bear.
5. the result of breeding two varieties of animal or plant. This dog is a cross between an alsatian and a labrador.
6. a monument in the shape of a cross.
7. any of several types of medal given for bravery etc. the Victoria Cross.
verb
1. to go from one side to the other. Let's cross (the street); This road crosses the swamp.
2. (negative uncross) to place (two things) across each other. He sat down and crossed his legs.
3. to go or be placed across (each other). The roads cross in the centre of town.
4. to meet and pass. Our letters must have crossed in the post.
5. to put a line across. Cross your `t's'.
6. to make (a cheque or postal order) payable only through a bank by drawing two parallel lines across it.
7. to breed (something) from two different varieties. I've crossed two varieties of rose.
8. to go against the wishes of. If you cross me, you'll regret it!
cross-
1. going or placed across. cross-winds; cross-pieces.
2. of mixed variety. a cross-breed.
ˈcrossing noun
1. a place where a road etc may be crossed. a pedestrian-crossing; a level-crossing.
2. a journey over the sea. I was seasick as it was a very rough crossing.
ˈcrossbow noun
a medieval type of bow fixed to a shaft with a mechanism for pulling back and releasing the string.
ˈcross-breed noun
an animal bred from two different breeds.
ˈcross-bred adjective
ˌcrossˈcheck verb
to check information, calculations etc by using different sources or a different method.
noun
the act of crosschecking.
cross-ˈcountry adjective
across fields etc, not on roads. a cross-country run.
ˌcross-country ˈskiing noun
the sport of skiing with narrow skis across the countryside, through woods etc.
ˌcross-exˈamine verb
in a court of law, to test or check the previous evidence of (a witness) by questioning him.
ˈcross-exˌamiˈnation noun
ˌcross-ˈeyed adjective
having a squint.
ˈcross-fire noun
the crossing of lines of gunfire from two or more points.
at cross-purposes
of two or more people, confused about what they are saying or doing because of misunderstanding one another. I think we're talking at cross-purposes.
ˌcross-reˈfer verb
to give a cross-reference (to). In this dictionary went is cross-referred to go.
ˌcross-ˈreference noun
a reference from one part of a book, list etc to another, eg crept see creep.
ˈcrossroads noun singular
a place where two or more roads cross or meet. At the crossroads we'll have to decide which road to take.
ˌcross-ˈsection noun
1. (a drawing etc of) the area or surface made visible by cutting through something, eg an apple.
2. a sample as representative of the whole. He interviewed a cross-section of the audience to get their opinion of the play.
crossword (puzzle)
a square word-puzzle in which the blanks in a pattern of blank and solid checks are to be filled with words reading across and down, the words being found from clues.
cross one's fingers
to place a finger across the one next to it, for good luck.
cross out
to draw a line through. He crossed out all her mistakes.
References in classic literature ?
The King looked anxiously at the White Rabbit, who said in a low voice, `Your Majesty must cross-examine THIS witness.
And he added in an undertone to the Queen, `Really, my dear, YOU must cross-examine the next witness.
The colonel, thinking it all over, made up his mind not to pursue the matter further, but then for his own satisfaction proceeded to cross-examine Vronsky about his interview; and it was a long while before he could restrain his laughter, as Vronsky described how the government clerk, after subsiding for a while, would suddenly flare up again, as he recalled the details, and how Vronsky, at the last half word of conciliation, skillfully maneuvered a retreat, shoving Petritsky out before him.
All who from envy and malice have persuaded you--some of them having first convinced themselves--all this class of men are most difficult to deal with; for I cannot have them up here, and cross-examine them, and therefore I must simply fight with shadows in my own defence, and argue when there is no one who answers.
And if the person with whom I am arguing, says: Yes, but I do care; then I do not leave him or let him go at once; but I proceed to interrogate and examine and cross-examine him, and if I think that he has no virtue in him, but only says that he has, I reproach him with undervaluing the greater, and overvaluing the less.
You are going to cross-examine me, Clara, so don't deny it.
Today Amjad Pervez, Maryam and Safdar's counsel, will cross-examine Zia today.
Last month, the Bombay High Court accepted Modi's plea to cross-examine the top officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) who were in power in 2009.
Hamid responded that the defence team can't cross-examine all 17 witnesses at once as they have to prepare before cross-examining a witness.
And for that reason, it is fair for the prosecution to supply the same to us to enable us cross-examine witnesses," the application stated
If he gets recommended for prosecution before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for instigating extrajudicial killings, President Duterte said he would personally cross-examine its chief prosecutor to make her realize that 'she is doing it wrong.
There is concern that stalkers are able to take their victims to court and cross-examine them.