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bring (someone) to book

Definition of bring (someone) to book

chiefly British formal

  1. :  to require (someone) to explain and accept punishment or criticism for bad or wrong behavior <The people responsible for these crimes must be brought to book.>



Word by Word Definitions

bringplay
  1. :  to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the place from which the action is being regarded

    :  to cause to be, act, or move in a special way: as

    :  attract

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

bookplay
  1. :  a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory

    :  a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together into a volume

    :  a long written or printed literary composition

  1. :  derived from books and not from practical experience

    :  shown by books of account

  1. :  to register (as a name) for some future activity or condition (as to engage transportation or reserve lodgings)

    :  to schedule engagements for

    :  to set aside time for


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