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Definition of cross-question verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cross-question

 verb
verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cross-question
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he / she / it cross-questions
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past simple cross-questioned
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past participle cross-questioned
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-ing form cross-questioning
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cross-question somebody to question somebody thoroughly and often in a way that seems aggressive Two police officers spent the next hour cross-questioning me.
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