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cross·fire

 (krôs′fīr′, krŏs′-)
n.
1. Lines of fire from two or more positions crossing each other at a single point: soldiers caught in crossfire.
2. A confrontational situation in which opposing factions, forces, views, or opinions converge: "caught in the crossfire in a battle over Internet site names" (Denise Caruso).
3. Rapid, heated discussion.

crossfire

(ˈkrɒsˌfaɪə)
n
1. (Military) military converging fire from one or more positions
2. a lively exchange of ideas, opinions, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crossfire - a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
2.crossfire - fire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
Translations

crossfire

[ˈkrɒsfaɪəʳ] Nfuego m cruzado
we were caught in the crossfirequedamos atrapados en medio del tiroteo or en el fuego cruzado (fig) → nos veíamos atacados por ambos lados

crossfire

[ˈkrɒsfaɪər] nfeux mpl croisés
to get caught in the crossfire (MILITARY)être pris(e) entre deux feux (fig)être pris(e) entre deux feux

crossfire

[ˈkrɒsˌfaɪəʳ] nfuoco incrociato
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