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.
References in classic literature ?
And if the person with whom I am arguing, says: Yes, but I do care; then I do not leave him or let him go at once; but I proceed to interrogate and examine and cross-examine him, and if I think that he has no virtue in him, but only says that he has, I reproach him with undervaluing the greater, and overvaluing the less.
After Zia, the statement of investigation officer in the case will be recorded and then Haris will cross-examine him as well.
The court summoned witness Sher Dil Khan on next hearing to record his statement.It made another witness Muhammad Azeem's testimony part of the trial proceedings against Dar and directed defence lawyers to cross-examine him at the next hearing.
A key witness was supposed to be cross-examined yesterday by defence lawyer Fatima Al Hawaj, but when he entered the courtroom without his identification card the judges refused to cross-examine him.
As the claimant in the unfair dismissal case, it was expected that Mr Collins would read out his witness statement today, before giving James Taylor, representing the National Trust, the chance to cross-examine him.