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sue

verb [I or T]
 
 
/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.
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