Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Lines of fire from two or more positions crossing each other at a single point.
  • noun A confrontational situation in which opposing factions, forces, views, or opinions converge.
  • noun Rapid, heated discussion.

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  • noun military lines of fire from multiple positions that cross in a small region
  • noun by extension a heated confrontation between opposing factions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun fire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross
  • noun a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions

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Examples

  • The possibility of "being caught in a crossfire" is really not as remote as it might seem on the surface.

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  • The possibility of "being caught in a crossfire" is really not as remote as it might seem on the surface.

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  • The possibility of "being caught in a crossfire" is really not as remote as it might seem on the surface.

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  • The possibility of "being caught in a crossfire" is really not as remote as it might seem on the surface.

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  • The possibility of "being caught in a crossfire" is really not as remote as it might seem on the surface.

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  • The possibility of "being caught in a crossfire" is really not as remote as it might seem on the surface.

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  • The possibility of "being caught in a crossfire" is really not as remote as it might seem on the surface.

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  • Reuters Soldiers evacuate an Afghan civilian wounded in crossfire Tuesday in Helmand province, amid operations to clear southern villages of insurgents.

    Afghan Offensive Pushes Militants to Kandahar

  • The possibility of "being caught in a crossfire" is really not as remote as it might seem on the surface.

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  • A young girl is killed in crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and

    4th of July by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro: Book summary

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