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 nā′shən]

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