Definition Press charges

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Definition

to press charges (against someone): to take legal measures, to pursue lawful proceedings (against someone)
idiom

Examples

  • "Luckily for you, Freddy and I are members of the same golf club and I managed to persuade him not to press charges."
  • "Our CEO kindly decided not to press charges, but I fear that one more such incident would tip the balance."
  • "I've decided not to press charges for verbal assault: a refund for the holiday will suffice."

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