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lodge

verb [T]
 
 
/lɒdʒ/
GOVERNMENT, LAW to make an official statement to someone in authority, usually to protect something that you feel it is your right to have or do: lodge a claim/complaint/appeal My lawyers advised me to lodge a formal complaint.lodge sth against sb/sth So far, five groups have lodged protests against the deal. There were several ethical complaints lodged against him.
UK GOVERNMENT to give information to an official organization so that it can be recorded or dealt with: lodge plans/papers/a bid The two banks will lodge their plans with regulators this week. Moran lodged a bid to purchase all eight properties.
UK to leave something important in a safe place such as a bank, lawyer's office, etc.: lodge sth with sb Keep additional copies of any important documents lodged with your bank or solicitor.
(Definition of lodge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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