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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Njue's lawyer John Abwuour while cross examining one of the witnesses argued wrangles in the family of Karau were at the root cause of the case.
While cross examining one of the teenager's friends, he said: "She told you that Adam Johnson asked her if she needed money to go to London and she said he gave her PS50.
While cross examining one of the teenager's friends he said: "She told you that Adam Johnson asked her if she needed money to go to London and she said he gave her PS50.
Cross examining one of the friends, Mr Pownall QC asked why her teenage pal had said she didn't tell police about one of the alleged sex acts.