Definition of cross-question in English:

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cross-question

Pronunciation: /ˌkrɒsˈkwɛstʃ(ə)n/

verb

[with object]
Question (someone) in great detail: the Chancellor was cross-questioned by the finance committee (as noun cross-questioning) the cross-questioning of Lopez
More example sentences
  • They cross-questioned him and then recross-questioned him to check on his consistency.
  • It also cross-questioned me, but ended up giving me the information I wanted.
  • Arguing for such a debate, he said he wanted the chance to cross-question him without notes.

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