Definition of crossfire in English:

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crossfire

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒsfʌɪə/

noun

[mass noun]
Gunfire from two or more directions passing through the same area: a photographer was killed in crossfire figurative the sponsors are caught in the crossfire of the battle between the world champion and his team boss
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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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