verb (used with object)
- to determine the accuracy of (something) by checking it with various sources.
- Ice Hockey. to execute a cross-check on (an opponent).
- the act of cross-checking.
- a means of cross-checking: I examined contemporary newspaper reports as a cross-check on his account.
- Ice Hockey. an obstructing or impeding of the movement or progress of an opponent by placing the stick, with both hands, across the opponent’s body or face.Compare .