cross-question


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cross-ques·tion

(krôs′kwĕs′chən, krŏs′-)
tr.v. cross-ques·tioned, cross-ques·tion·ing, cross-ques·tions
To question closely; cross-examine.
n.
A question asked during cross-examination.

cross-question

vb (tr)
to cross-examine
n
a question asked in cross-examination
ˈcross-ˈquestioning n

cross′-ques′tion



v.t.
1. to cross-examine.
n.
2. a question asked in cross-examination.

cross-question


Past participle: cross-questioned
Gerund: cross-questioning

Imperative
cross-question
cross-question
Present
I cross-question
you cross-question
he/she/it cross-questions
we cross-question
you cross-question
they cross-question
Preterite
I cross-questioned
you cross-questioned
he/she/it cross-questioned
we cross-questioned
you cross-questioned
they cross-questioned
Present Continuous
I am cross-questioning
you are cross-questioning
he/she/it is cross-questioning
we are cross-questioning
you are cross-questioning
they are cross-questioning
Present Perfect
I have cross-questioned
you have cross-questioned
he/she/it has cross-questioned
we have cross-questioned
you have cross-questioned
they have cross-questioned
Past Continuous
I was cross-questioning
you were cross-questioning
he/she/it was cross-questioning
we were cross-questioning
you were cross-questioning
they were cross-questioning
Past Perfect
I had cross-questioned
you had cross-questioned
he/she/it had cross-questioned
we had cross-questioned
you had cross-questioned
they had cross-questioned
Future
I will cross-question
you will cross-question
he/she/it will cross-question
we will cross-question
you will cross-question
they will cross-question
Future Perfect
I will have cross-questioned
you will have cross-questioned
he/she/it will have cross-questioned
we will have cross-questioned
you will have cross-questioned
they will have cross-questioned
Future Continuous
I will be cross-questioning
you will be cross-questioning
he/she/it will be cross-questioning
we will be cross-questioning
you will be cross-questioning
they will be cross-questioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cross-questioning
you have been cross-questioning
he/she/it has been cross-questioning
we have been cross-questioning
you have been cross-questioning
they have been cross-questioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cross-questioning
you will have been cross-questioning
he/she/it will have been cross-questioning
we will have been cross-questioning
you will have been cross-questioning
they will have been cross-questioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cross-questioning
you had been cross-questioning
he/she/it had been cross-questioning
we had been cross-questioning
you had been cross-questioning
they had been cross-questioning
Conditional
I would cross-question
you would cross-question
he/she/it would cross-question
we would cross-question
you would cross-question
they would cross-question
Past Conditional
I would have cross-questioned
you would have cross-questioned
he/she/it would have cross-questioned
we would have cross-questioned
you would have cross-questioned
they would have cross-questioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cross-question - a question asked in cross-examination
cross-examination - (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination
interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentence, question - a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
Translations

cross-question

[ˈkrɒsˈkwestʃən] VT (Jur) → repreguntar (fig) → interrogar

cross-question

[ˌkrɒsˈkwɛstʃən] vtinterrogare a fondo

cross-question

[ˈkrɒsˌkwɛstʃən] vt (witness) → sottoporre a controinterrogatorio (fig) → interrogare
References in classic literature ?
How much of the unbeliever's story he might safely believe he did not know; but as it afforded him an excuse for deserting the village and making for the north he was not inclined to cross-question the Belgian too minutely.
Lady Janet settled herself in her chair, prepared to question and cross-question her nephew, when an obstacle appeared at the other end of the library, in the shape of a man-servant with a message.
"No, no," Pulcheria Alexandrovna hurriedly interrupted, "you thought I was going to cross-question you in the womanish way I used to; don't be anxious, I understand, I understand it all: now I've learned the ways here and truly I see for myself that they are better.
When Lem first begun to talk, and never said anything about speaking to Jubiter or trying to borrow a dog off of him, he was all alive and laying for Lem, and you could see he was getting ready to cross-question him to death pretty soon, and then I judged him and me would go on the stand by and by and tell what we heard him and Jim Lane say.
They were allowed to leave the stand without being cross-questioned.
I called there the other day and saw an old chap who questioned and cross-questioned me until I wasn't sure whether I was on my head or my heels, and, after all, he told me to call again this afternoon for her address.
In this way he acquired a prodigious name and all ran after him; on other occasions, being very crafty, he would answer in such a way that the answers suited the questions; and as no one cross-questioned him or pressed him to tell how his ape divined, he made fools of them all and filled his pouch.
Bulstrode, on being cross-questioned, showed that Lydgate had spoken as no man would who had any attachment that could issue in matrimony.
Jane, on being cross-questioned, refused to commit herself beyond the statement that it depended upon the gentleman, and also upon the oysters.
Washing my face in the morning caused much speculation at the village of Las Minas; a superior tradesman closely cross-questioned me about so singular a practice; and likewise why on board we wore our beards; for he had heard from my guide that we did so.
It's quite bad enough to have worries and responsibilities laid on my unlucky shoulders that I never bargained for -- never mind what worries: they're not yours, they're mine -- without being questioned and cross-questioned as if I was a witness in a box.
Every town-gate and village taxing-house had its band of citizen- patriots, with their national muskets in a most explosive state of readiness, who stopped all comers and goers, cross-questioned them, inspected their papers, looked for their names in lists of their own, turned them back, or sent them on, or stopped them and laid them in hold, as their capricious judgment or fancy deemed best for the dawning Republic One and Indivisible, of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death.