cross-examine (someone)

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cross-examine (someone)

1. In law, to question a witness or suspect after the opposing side has already done so, as to undermine or clarify their testimony. I have doubts that that witness is telling the truth, and I'll expose it when I cross-examine him.
2. By extension, to question someone thoroughly. Geez Mom, why are you cross-examining me? I told you the truth—I was at Kelly's house all night.

cross-examine someone

to question someone in court who has already been questioned by the opposing side; to question a suspect or a witness at great length. The lawyer plans to cross-examine the witness tomorrow morning. The police cross-examined the suspect for three hours.
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(We are just investigating here, you want to immediately cross examine).
Just note my status, I refuse (to cross examine the prosecution witnesses)," senior advocate Sushil Kumar, appearing for Raja, told Special CBI Judge O.
They,however, said cross examine with these witnesses could be done in presence of Khawaja Harris after his return from abroad.
This time the commission was allowed to cross examine witnesses unlike last year.
The anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of seven Pakistani suspects including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who have been charged with planning, financing and executing the attacks, had declared the findings of the commission as illegal on the ground that it was not allowed to cross examine the witnesses.
Asked what would be the panel's assignment in India, Nikam told PTI they would cross examine the witnesses which had been refused earlier.
"Younis' legal counsel wanted to cross examine members of the PCB Enquiry Committee, then they wanted to cross examine PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt, on another occasion they wanted to bring in members of the media to the hearing.