Definition Sue

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Definition

to sue (someone): to take legal action, to start legal proceedings (against someone) for harm they caused you
verb
Sue is also a nickname for woman named Susan. Johnny Cash also wrote a classic song entitled "A boy named Sue".

I'm suing her for custody of the children. I'm taking legal action because I want the kids to live with me.

Pronunciation examples
UK: They're likely to sue you if you print that article.
US: I printed the article, and then they sued me.

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