- (military) converging fire from one or more positions
- a lively exchange of ideas, opinions, etc
Example Sentences Including 'crossfire'
At Ramadi's hospital, a child caught in the crossfire moaned in agony, video from Associated Press Television News showed.
In such circumstances I wondered how many people may have been killed by the crossfire of which we had only had a taste.
Liz ducked her reddening face behind her paper, caught in an innocent crossfire of flattery and humiliation.
An Older Woman
Maybe, if she did it now, she wouldn't catch anyone else in the crossfire.
LOOKING FOR ANDREW McCARTHY (2002)
She does not have the money for all of us," says Amir, whose father was killed in a crossfire.
India Today (1997)
She'd just chosen now to make her anger public and they'd all been innocent victims caught in the crossfire.
JUST BETWEEN US (2002)
Surviving police fired back, and a passenger bus travelling behind the police vehicle was caught in the crossfire.
The men were well armed with stolen rifles, and had set up anti-aircraft guns and machine-gun posts to give crossfire across the valley.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
The others looked like those of civilians caught in crossfire.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
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