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English definition of “proceed against sb”

proceed against sb

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verb [I] uk phrasal verb with proceed   /prəˈsiːd/ us    /proʊ-/
to start to take legal action against someone: Lack of evidence meant that the Council could not proceed against Mr Naylor.Taking legal action
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