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phrasal verb [transitive] legal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyproceed against
he/she/itproceeds against
present participleproceeding against
past tenseproceeded against
past participleproceeded against
  1. proceed against someone to begin a case against someone in a court of law
See also main entry: proceed


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