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

 

cross-question

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌkrɒs ˈkwestʃən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrɔːs ˈkwestʃən//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cross-question
BrE BrE//ˌkrɒs ˈkwestʃən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrɔːs ˈkwestʃən//
 
he / she / it cross-questions
BrE BrE//ˌkrɒs ˈkwestʃənz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrɔːs ˈkwestʃənz//
 
past simple cross-questioned
BrE BrE//ˌkrɒs ˈkwestʃənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrɔːs ˈkwestʃənd//
 
past participle cross-questioned
BrE BrE//ˌkrɒs ˈkwestʃənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrɔːs ˈkwestʃənd//
 
-ing form cross-questioning
BrE BrE//ˌkrɒs ˈkwestʃənɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrɔːs ˈkwestʃənɪŋ//
 
 
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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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cross-question