proceed against sb - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “proceed against sb”

See all translations

proceed against sb

specialized
phrasal verb with proceed uk   /prəˈsiːd/  us   /proʊ-/ verb [I]
to start to take legal action against someone: Lack of evidence meant that the Council could not proceed against Mr Naylor.
Translations of “proceed against sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 起訴(某人),對(某人)提起訴訟…
in Chinese (Simplified) 起诉(某人),对(某人)提起诉讼…
(Definition of proceed against sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of proceed against sb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “proceed against sb” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Cannabidiol oil that comes from industrial hemp plants, which is what is infused into our e-juice, is 100 per cent legal.

Read More