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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Rosa had already testified but the accused's lawyer refused to cross-examine her as he was away attending court at the time.
Yesterday, the Kibera court allowed Rosa to testify afresh so that Nderitu's lawyer could get a chance to cross-examine her.
If she decides to file a case, I will cross-examine her there in the International Court of Justice,' Duterte said, referring to Fatou Bensouda in remarks before local government officials in Cebu City Monday night.
A MURDERER who raped his girlfriend and stabbed her to death will be able to cross-examine her family in court because of the Coalition's legal aid cuts.
A STALKING victim told of her anger yesterday after her tormentor was allowed to cross-examine her in court.