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“proceed against sb” in British English

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proceed against sb

specialized
phrasal verb with proceed uk /prəˈsiːd/ us /proʊˈsiːd/ verb [ I ]

(Definition of “proceed against sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“proceed against sb” in Business English

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proceed against sb

phrasal verb with proceed uk /prəʊˈsiːd/ us verb [ I ]

LAW to start to take legal action against someone:

The plaintiff may be able to proceed against the contractor for negligence.

(Definition of “proceed against sb” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)