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English definition of “file”

file

verb (STORE/RECORD INFORMATION)    /faɪl/
[T] to store information in a careful and particular way: We file these reports (= put them in a file) under country of origin.Office practicesClassifying and creating order [T] specialized law to officially record something, especially in a law court: The police filed charges against the two suspects.Court cases, orders and decisions [T] News reporters file a story by sending it to their office, usually by phone, email, or other electronic method: Our foreign correspondent filed this report earlier today.The press and news reporting
(Definition of file verb (STORE/RECORD INFORMATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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