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Meaning of “sue” in the English Dictionary

"sue" in British English

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sueverb [I or T]

uk   us   /suː/
C2 to take ​legalaction against a ​person or ​organization, ​especially by making a ​legalclaim 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 ​wronglydescribed her as a ​prostitute. She is suing her ​husband for (= in ​order to get a)divorce.

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(Definition of sue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sue" in American English

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sueverb [I/T]

 us   /su/
to take ​legalaction against a ​person or ​organization, esp. by making a ​legalclaim for ​money because of some ​harm that the ​person or ​organization has caused you: [T] She was ​hit by a ​citybus and is suing the ​city for $2 million.
(Definition of sue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sue" in Business English

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sueverb [I or T]

uk   us   /suː/ LAW
to take ​legalaction against a ​person or an ​organization, especially by ​asking in ​court for them to ​pay you ​money because of ​harm that they have caused you: sue (sb/sth) for sth He is suing for £2.5m in ​damages for ​unfairdismissal. The ​mortgagecompanies were sued by ​investors.
(Definition of sue from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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