sue

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Plain form
sue

Third-person singular
sues

Past tense
sued

Past participle
sued

Present participle
suing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you sue someone, you take them to court to make them do something they don't want to do, often to make them pay you money.
    They successfully sued the company they had worked for, winning a combined award of $275,000.
    He once threatened to sue a reporter who wrote a negative story about him.
    The customers hired a lawyer and sued the store.
    Georgia's laws limit how much businesses must pay in damages if they're sued.
    He later sued the government, claiming he was illegally held at the airport.
    The cases involve US companies being sued in US courts for things they did in other countries.
    They are suing over the broken contract.

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