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verb [intransitive/transitive] sue pronunciation in British English /suː/sue pronunciation in British English /sjuː/
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present tense
present participlesuing
past tensesued
past participlesued
  1. to make a legal claim against someone, usually to get money from them because they have done something bad to you. The legal claim is called a lawsuit
    If we go public with these allegations, do you think he will sue?
    sue for: We intend to sue for damages.
    sue someone (for something): Burnett sued the newspaper for libel and won.
    sue (someone) for divorce/custody (=officially ask for a divorce or the right to keep your children): After she left him, she sued for divorce.
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