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Meaning of “file” - Learner’s Dictionary

file

verb     /faɪl/
PAPER [T] ( also file away) to put documents into an ordered system of boxes or files where you can easily find them again: She filed all her tax returns under T.Office practicesClassifying and creating order
LAW [I,T] to officially state that you are going to take someone to court: The police filed charges against the suspect. His wife's filing for divorce.Taking legal action
RUB [T] to rub something with a rough tool in order to make it smoothToolsGardening toolsCarpentry and joinery
file along/into/through, etc to walk somewhere in a line, one behind the other: The audience slowly filed back to their seats.Things collected in lines or rings
(Definition of file verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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