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cross-check

verb \ ˈkrȯs-ˌchek \
cross-checked; cross-checking; cross-checks
1 : to obstruct in ice hockey or lacrosse by thrusting one's stick held in both hands across an opponent's face or body
2 : to check (something, such as data or reports) from various angles or sources to determine validity or accuracy

First Known Use of cross-check

circa 1930

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cross-check

noun
: an act or instance of cross-checking

First Known Use of cross-check

1937

in the meaning defined above

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CROSS-CHECK Defined for English Language Learners

cross-check

  • : to use a different source or method to check (something, such as information or calculations)


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