Meaning of cross-examine
Pronunciation: (krôs'ig-zam'in, kros'-), [key]
— -ined, -in•ing.
- to examine by questions intended to check a previous examination; examine closely or minutely.
- to examine (a witness called by the opposing side), as for the purpose of discrediting the witness's testimony. Cf. direct-examine.
- cross-examine (Thesaurus)