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cross fire

noun

Definition of cross fire

  1. 1 a :  firing (as in combat) from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross b :  a situation wherein the forces of opposing factions meet, cross, or clash <caught in a political cross fire>

  2. 2 :  rapid or heated exchange of words



Examples of cross fire

  1. <viewers tune in to witness the weekly cross fire between the liberal and conservative commentators>



1799

First Known Use of cross fire

1799


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