to file (an application, taxes): to register, to log, to present (an application); to present, to declare (one's taxes) verb
Luna filed a petition to ban whale-hunting in the Pacific Northwest. She obtained over 100,000 signatures before sending it off.
to file for bankruptcy to declare oneself or to start the legal proceedings for bankruptcy, insolvency
to file for divorce to start the process of a divorce
to file a lawsuit to raise a problem in court, to begin legal proceedings
to file (the records): to arrange, to order, to classify, to categorize (the records) verb
Could you file the invoices under each client's name, so that we can find them easily when we need them?
a file a dossier, a record, the data about something or someone
to file for bankruptcy: to apply or to start the legal proceedings to declare yourself insolvent idiom
  • "This was highlighted yesterday when she provided the wrong file for an important sales talk PERIOD."
  • "We will keep your CV on file and contact you if any positions become available."
  • "I need you to file an emergency 567b... return to Earth, effective immediately."
  • "It's almost April, which means it's time to file our income taxes."
  • "According to my research, the Perfume Hut has recently filed for Chapter XI bankruptcy, which comes as no surprise to me."
  • "I need you to file an emergency 567b... return to earth, effective immediately."

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