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[kraws-ig-zam-in, kros-] /ˈkrɔs ɪgˈzæm ɪn, ˈkrɒs-/

verb (used with object), cross-examined, cross-examining.
to examine by questions intended to check a previous examination; examine closely or minutely.
Law. to examine (a witness called by the opposing side), as for the purpose of discrediting the witness’s testimony.
verb (transitive)
(law) to examine (a witness for the opposing side), as in attempting to discredit his testimony Compare examine-in-chief
to examine closely or relentlessly


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