English vocabulary and translations (See all)
to press charges (against someone): to take legal measures, to pursue lawful proceedings (against someone)
- "Our CEO kindly decided not to press charges, but I fear that one more such incident would tip the balance."
- "Luckily for you, Freddy and I are members of the same golf club and I managed to persuade him not to press charges."
- "I've decided not to press charges for verbal assault: a refund for the holiday will suffice."
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