Meaning of cross fire

cross' fire"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. lines of gunfire from two or more positions or combatants crossing one another, or a single one of such lines.
  2. a brisk exchange of words or opinions.
  3. a situation involving conflicting claims, forces, etc.
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