bring (someone) to book
Definition of bring (someone) to book
chiefly British, formal
: 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
: 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: such as
: some person : somebody
: 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 between a front and back cover
: a long written or printed literary composition
: to register (something, such 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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