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sue

verb [I or T] uk   /suː/ us  
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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