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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Examples

  • "Perhaps you can let Edward know - maybe he's interested in suing his parents."
  • "Nowadays, the possibility of suing or being sued is, or should be, at the forefront of every Human Resources Manager's mind."
  • "We are going to sue you like you've never been sued before!"
  • "I'm confident that if we sue the supermarket for causing your accident, the compensation could be millions!"
  • "PS: You'll all need to sign waivers agreeing not to sue if you get hurt or die."
  • "Please do not sue me."
  • "Nowadays, the possibility of suing or being sued is, or should be, at the forefront of every Human Resources Manager's mind."
  • "This can become a serious problem when we consider that candidates may have legal grounds to sue the company who interviewed them for compensation due to discrimination."
  • "Icarus : But I took a day off of work, and I was ready to sue the supermarket for damages!"
  • "Luna : Do you still want to sue him?"

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