take (someone) to court

Definition of take (someone) to court

  1. :  to start a lawsuit against (someone) :  to sue (someone) His landlord threatened to take him to court.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

courtplay
  1. :  the residence or establishment of a sovereign or similar dignitary

    :  a sovereign's formal assembly of councillors and officers

    :  the sovereign and officers and advisers who are the governing power

  1. :  to seek to gain or achieve

    :  allure, tempt

    :  to act so as to invite or provoke


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