English version

crossfire

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrossfirecross‧fire /ˈkrɒsfaɪə $ ˈkrɒːsfaɪr/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 bullets from two or more opposite directions that pass through the same area 🔊 Doctors who tried to help the wounded were caught in the crossfire.in crossfire 🔊 Many civilians were killed in crossfire.2 a situation in which people are arguing, and the results of this affect other people who are not directly involved 🔊 During a divorce, kids often get caught in the crossfire.
Examples from the Corpus
crossfireAnd on this stretch, in particular, there was no provision for crossfire.From at least three different directions, they opened up on our three ships and the off-loading grunts with machine-gun crossfire.The muzzle of a gun poked up - would they be caught in crossfire?Other reports put the total dead, including civilians caught in the crossfire, as high as 350.The administration is more concerned not to get caught in the crossfire than to prevent the crossfire in the first place.Dozens of civilians were reportedly killed in the crossfire.The crossfire exposed deep divisions within the party.caught in the crossfireI didn't want you to be caught in the crossfire when it came.Not only do they kill each other, but also passers-by caught in the crossfire.Other reports put the total dead, including civilians caught in the crossfire, as high as 350.The administration is more concerned not to get caught in the crossfire than to prevent the crossfire in the first place.Munir Karajah got caught in the crossfire on a riotous day in Hebron earlier this year.A young woman with a shopping trolley finds herself caught in the crossfire.A bystander was killed when she was caught in the crossfire.caught in the crossfireI didn't want you to be caught in the crossfire when it came.Not only do they kill each other, but also passers-by caught in the crossfire.Other reports put the total dead, including civilians caught in the crossfire, as high as 350.The administration is more concerned not to get caught in the crossfire than to prevent the crossfire in the first place.Munir Karajah got caught in the crossfire on a riotous day in Hebron earlier this year.A young woman with a shopping trolley finds herself caught in the crossfire.
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