cross-check

verb
\ˈkrȯs-ˌchek \
cross-checked; cross-checking; cross-checks

Definition of cross-check 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

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

cross-check

noun

Definition of cross-check (Entry 2 of 2)

: an act or instance of cross-checking

First Known Use of cross-check

Verb

circa 1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1937, in the meaning defined above

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cross-check

verb

English Language Learners Definition of cross-check

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

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