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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During outset of hearing this day, co-accused Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi's counsel continued cross examining with joint investigation team (JIT) head Wajid Zia.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) while nullifying HIGH court order for cross examining the witnesses soon after their statements has restrained both Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi from filing unnecessary applications.
The bench observed that the court does not want to prejudice Daniyal's case, and that a list of witnesses should be provided to the defense counsel Ali Raza beforehand so that they may prepare for cross examining witnesses accordingly.
'Ang sarap sana i-cross examine kayo (Cross examining you would be enjoyable) but I'm avoiding that.
There will also be tougher rules on cross examining witnesses on their sexual history.
During cross examining by counsel of Saeed Ahmed, a co-accused and former president National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Wajid Zia informed the Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir that the contacts of NBP's ex-president with manager Al-Tufeeq Investment Bank was on record.
Ministers have not yet decided whether to provide the lawyers for the whole trial, part of it or only when cross examining witnesses.
During hearing, the accused's counsel Arshad Tamreez concluded his cross examining with prosecution witness who was a local bank employee.
Earlier, Nawaz's counsel Khawaja Haris continued his cross examining with NAB IO Mohammad Kamran, who informed the trial court that the former prime minister didn't mention the certain companies of Hassan Nawaz during his address at floor of the National Assembly.
Later , the court adjourned hearing of the reference till Wednesday wherein cross examining with NAB IO would continue on next hearing.
As the hearing began, Haris continued his cross examining with NAB IO Mohammad Kamran.
The defence counsel Qazi Misbah continued his cross examining with prosecution witness Tariq Javed in reference.
The court later adjourned the hearing of the case till Monday, wherein Haris would continue his cross examining with Wajid Zia.
During the cross examining, Wajid Zia informed the court that the JIT had verified the letter received by Qatri Prince Hammad bin Jassim.
ISLAMABAD -- The defense lawyer Khawaja Haris couldn't conclude his cross examining with Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia on fifth consecutive day while the court adjourned the hearing of the Flagship Investment case till Monday.