proceed against sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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proceed against sb

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phrasal verb with proceed uk   /prəˈsiːd/  us   /proʊ-/ verb [I]
to ​start to take ​legalaction against someone: Lack of ​evidencemeant that the Council could not ​proceed against Mr Naylor.
(Definition of proceed against sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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proceed against sb

phrasal verb with proceed uk   us   /prəʊˈsiːd/ verb [I]
LAW to ​start to take ​legalaction against someone: The ​plaintiff may be able to ​proceed against the ​contractor for ​negligence.
(Definition of proceed against sb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “proceed against sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 起诉(某人),对(某人)提起诉讼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 起訴(某人),對(某人)提起訴訟…
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