English Vocabulary tips & definition with Gymglish.
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to file (an application, taxes): to register, to log, to present (an application); to present, to declare (one's taxes)
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)
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

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