Definition of cross-check in English:


Pronunciation /kräsˈCHek/ /krɑsˈtʃɛk/ /ˈkräsCHek/ /ˈkrɑstʃɛk/

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transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Verify (figures or information) by using an alternative source or method.

    ‘always try to cross-check your bearings’
    • ‘Reporters too seldom attempt to cross-check official information with sources on the street.’
    • ‘All information would be held on a central National Identity Register, so that police and other officials could cross-check information held on each card.’
    • ‘They suggest that more work is needed to cross-check the information they obtained from the study.’
    • ‘The organisation has given itself an extra eight weeks to check and cross-check the information.’
    • ‘They have to quiz people and then go back and cross-check information.’
    • ‘It's always a good idea to go to several sites and cross-check the information.’
    • ‘It serves as a central repository to cross-check information and look for fraud.’
    • ‘One area people often overlook is the opportunity to re-contact initial referees to cross-check information from other referees.’
    • ‘I cross-checked the address via a search engine.’
    • ‘The development of codes and themes was cross-checked with another researcher to enhance validity.’
    • ‘Data from these sources can be cross-checked to obtain the best possible information on a list of genes at any given time.’
    • ‘It was confirmed to me and then I cross-checked it with another source.’
    • ‘As the research was carried out over a long period, there were ample opportunities to cross-check much of the information received.’
    • ‘Information given to agencies will also be constantly cross-checked by computer, with checks made on utility and credit card bills.’
    • ‘Detectives set about cross-checking the databases.’
    • ‘We have not cross-checked their reports due to lack of time.’
    • ‘We cross-checked every piece of equipment with serial numbers.’
    • ‘As a routine matter, I have translators cross-check one another's work.’
    • ‘We, therefore, request the media to please cross-check the statements prior to reporting.’
    • ‘We can very easily cross-check the people who came to see us and the people who provided submissions to you.’
  • 2Ice Hockey
    Obstruct (an opponent) illegally with the stick held horizontally in both hands.

    ‘He cross-checks everybody but he doesn't play the way Foote plays.’
    • ‘They cross-check him or knock him down just to get rid of him and end up taking a penalty.’
    • ‘He is fervent in his belief that if the officials do their part by consistently applying the rule book on hooking, holding, slashing and cross-checking, the game is better for it.’
    • ‘He is hardly apologetic about his latest suspension, three games as a result of cross-checking.’
    • ‘He is an in-your-face defenseman who is not afraid to cross-check and battle every shift.’


  • 1An instance of cross-checking figures or information.

    • ‘as a cross-check they were also asked to give their date of birth’
  • 2Ice Hockey
    An act of obstructing an opponent illegally using the stick held horizontally in both hands.

    ‘He was felled by a cross-check from behind.’
    • ‘The centre, who had started the melee with a cross-check before the puck was dropped, drew the extra minor penalty.’