bring/press charges

Definition of bring/press charges

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

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: such as

    :  attract

pressplay
  1. :  a crowd or crowded condition :  throng

    :  a thronging or crowding forward or together

    :  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

    :  assail, harass

    :  afflict, oppress

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

    :  to take by authority especially for public use :  commandeer

    :  to take and force into any usually emergency service

  1. :  impressment into service especially in a navy

    :  a warrant for impressing recruits

chargeplay charges
  1. :  a material load or weight

    :  a figure borne on a heraldic field

    :  the quantity that an apparatus is intended to receive and fitted to hold

  1. :  to lay or put a load on or in :  load

    :  to place a charge (as of powder) in

    :  to load or fill to capacity


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