Cross-examine

  • 1 cross-examine — ˌcross exˈamine verb [transitive] LAW to question a witness very carefully during a court case, especially in order to show that they are not telling the truth: • You will get a chance to cross examine the witness when she has finished giving her …

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  • 2 Cross-examine — Cross ex*am ine ( ?m ?n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cross examined} ( ?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cross examining}.] (Law) To examine or question, as a witness who has been called and examined by the opposite party. The opportunity to cross examine the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cross-examine — I verb ask questions, catechize, challenge, check, cross interrogate, cross question, examine, ferret out, grill, inquire of, interpellate, interrogate, petition, probe, query, question, quiz, reexamine, subject to examination associated concepts …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 cross-examine — cross examines, cross examining, cross examined VERB When a lawyer cross examines someone during a trial or hearing, he or she questions them about the evidence that they have already given. [V n] The accused s lawyers will get a chance to cross… …

    English dictionary

  • 5 cross-examine — [v] ask pointed questions catechize, check, cross question, debrief, examine, grill, interrogate, investigate, pump, put the screws to*, question, quiz, sweat, third degree*; concepts 48,53,317 …

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  • 6 cross-examine — [krôs′ig zam΄in] vt., vi. cross examined, cross examining 1. to question closely 2. Law to question (a witness produced by the opposing side) as in order to challenge the truthfulness of previous testimony cross examination [krôs΄ig zam′ə… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 cross-examine — ► VERB ▪ question (a witness called by the other party) in a court of law to check or extend testimony already given. DERIVATIVES cross examination noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 cross-examine — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms cross examine : present tense I/you/we/they cross examine he/she/it cross examines present participle cross examining past tense cross examined past participle cross examined legal a) to ask a witness… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 cross-examine — verb Cross examine is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑counsel Cross examine is used with these nouns as the object: ↑witness …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 cross-examine — v. to cross examine sharply * * * [ˌkrɒsɪg zæmɪn] to cross examine sharply …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 cross-examine — cross examination, n. cross examiner, n. /kraws ig zam in, kros /, v.t., cross examined, cross examining. 1. to examine by questions intended to check a previous examination; examine closely or minutely. 2. Law. to examine (a witness called by… …

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  • 12 cross-examine — cross′ exam′ine v. t. ined, in•ing 1) law 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 • Etymology: 1660–70 cross′… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 cross-examine — cross ex amine v [T] to ask someone questions about something that they have just said, to see if they are telling the truth, especially in a court of law >.cross exami nation n [U and C] ▪ He broke down under cross examination …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 cross-examine — cross ex amine verb transitive to ask a WITNESS questions during a trial after another lawyer has already asked them questions a. to ask someone a lot of questions, usually in an unfriendly way: INTERROGATE ╾ ,cross exami nation noun count or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 cross-examine — /krɒs əgˈzæmən / (say kros uhg zamuhn) verb (t) (cross examined, cross examining) 1. to examine by questions intended to check a previous examination; examine closely or minutely. 2. to examine (a witness called by the opposing side), as for the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 cross examine — verb question closely, or question a witness that has already been questioned by the opposing side The witness was cross examined by the defense • Syn: ↑cross question • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross question (for: ↑cross question), ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 cross-examine — v.tr. examine (esp. a witness in a lawcourt) to check or extend testimony already given. Derivatives: cross examination n. cross examiner n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 cross-examine — v 1. cross question, interrogate, quiz, Inf. grill, pump, catechize. 2. examine closely, scrutinize, look at carefully; investigate, Inf. check out, probe, explore thoroughly, go over with a fine tooth comb …

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  • 19 cross-examine — verb question (a witness called by the other party) in a court of law to challenge or extend testimony already given. Derivatives cross examination noun cross examiner noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 cross-examine — verb (T) to question someone very thoroughly, especially a witness in a law court cross examination, noun (C, U) cross examiner / . . .../ noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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