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"sue" in British English

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sueverb [I or T]

uk   /suː/  us   /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.

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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 legal action against a person or organization, esp. by making a legal claim for money because of some harm that the person or organization has caused you: [T] She was hit by a city bus 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 legal action 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 unfair dismissal. The mortgage companies were sued by investors.
(Definition of sue from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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