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cross-examine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
cross-examineˌcross-exˈamine verb [transitive]  SCTto ask someone questions about something that they have just said, to see if they are telling the truth, especially in a court of lawsee thesaurus at askcross-examination noun [countable, uncountable] He broke down under cross-examination.
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Examples from the Corpus
cross-examineThe first lawyer cross-examined the defendant for over three hours.Such as, why did Vecchi go and cross-examine the Fraser girl.Should the parties be allowed to examine and cross-examine witnesses?
From Longman Business Dictionarycross-examineˌcross-exˈamine verb [transitive]LAW to question a WITNESS very carefully during a court case, especially in order to show that they are not telling the truthYou will get a chance to cross-examine the witness when she has finished giving her evidence.cross-examination noun [uncountable]He conceded under cross-examination that he did know about the letter.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
cross-examine
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycross-examine
he, she, itcross-examines
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycross-examined
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cross-examined
he, she, ithas cross-examined
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cross-examined
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cross-examine
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cross-examined
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cross-examining
he, she, itis cross-examining
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you, we, theyare cross-examining
Past
I, he, she, itwas cross-examining
you, we, theywere cross-examining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cross-examining
he, she, ithas been cross-examining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cross-examining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cross-examining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cross-examining
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