sue verb definition in Legal processes topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

sue

 verb: Legal processes topic
[transitive, intransitive] sue (somebody) (for something) to make a claim against somebody in court about something that they have said or done to harm you to sue somebody for breach of contract to sue somebody for $10 million (= in order to get money from somebody) to sue somebody for damages They threatened to sue if the work was not completed. He threatened to sue the company for negligence. The water authority was successfully sued over his illness.

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