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cross-examine

cross-ex·am·ine

cross-examine

pronunciation:
kraws ihg zae mn
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cross-examined, cross-examines, cross-examining
definition 1: to question thoroughly and insistently, often for the purpose of comparing responses with those of earlier questioning.
definition 2: to question (a witness who has testified for the other side).
derivations: cross-examination (n.), cross-examiner (n.)