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crossfire Syllabification: cross·fire
Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌfī(ə)r/

Definition of crossfire in English:


Gunfire from two or more directions passing through the same area: a photographer was killed in the crossfire figurative grape growers have been caught in the crossfire of the boycott
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  • However, if such are killed in crossfire or if used as human shields, they become collateral damage.
  • Elsewhere, suspected rebels shot dead three civilians, a bystander was killed in crossfire and five more militants were gunned down by troops, police said.
  • A policeman and a civilian caught in crossfire were also killed.
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