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English definition of “sue”

sue

verb [I or T]     /suː/
C2 to take legal action against a person or organization , especially by making a legal claim for money because of some harm that they have caused you: He was so furious about the accusations in the letter that he threatened to sue. She sued the paper for (= in order to get) damages after they wrongly described her as a prostitute . She is suing her husband for (= in order to get a) divorce .Taking legal action
(Definition of sue verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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