bring/press charges

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bring/press charges

: to formally accuse someone of a crime
  • He decided not to bring/press charges.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : attract

press play
  1. : a crowd or crowded condition : throng

  2. : a thronging or crowding forward or together

  3. : an apparatus or machine by which a substance is cut or shaped, an impression of a body is taken, a material is compressed, pressure is applied to a body, liquid is expressed, or a cutting tool is fed into the work by pressure

  1. : to act upon through steady pushing or thrusting force exerted in contact : squeeze

  2. : assail, harass

  3. : afflict, oppress

  1. : to force into service especially in an army or navy : impress

  2. : to take by authority especially for public use : commandeer

  3. : to take and force into any usually emergency service

  1. : impressment into service especially in a navy

  2. : a warrant for impressing recruits


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