lay charges against
index denounce (inform against)

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  • lay charges — british phrase to officially accuse someone of a crime. A more common phrase is bring charges Criminal charges will be laid tomorrow. lay charges against: No charges were ever laid against her. Thesaurus: to accuse someone of a crimesynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay charges — British to officially accuse someone of a crime. A more common phrase is bring charges Criminal charges will be laid tomorrow. lay charges against: No charges were ever laid against her …   English dictionary

  • lay — I [[t]le͟ɪ[/t]] VERB AND NOUN USES ♦♦ lays, laying, laid (In standard English, the form lay is also the past tense of the verb in some meanings. In informal English, people sometimes use the word lay instead of …   English dictionary

  • lay — lay1 [ leı ] (past tense and past participle laid [ leıd ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 put down flat/carefully ▸ 2 push egg from body ▸ 3 plan and prepare ▸ 4 lie ▸ 5 prepare table for meal ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive lay on/in/across/against to put something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lay — I UK [leɪ] / US verb Word forms lay : present tense I/you/we/they lay he/she/it lays present participle laying past tense laid UK [leɪd] / US past participle laid *** Collocations: Lay means to put something in a particular place or position: I… …   English dictionary

  • lay — lay1 /lay/, v., laid, laying, n. v.t. 1. to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike or throw to the ground: One punch laid him low.… …   Universalium

  • lay — 1 /leI/ verb the past tense of lie 1 2 verb past tense and past participle laid 1 PUT SB/STH DOWN (transitive always + adv/prep) to put someone or something down carefully into a flat position: lay sth in/on/under etc: Laying my coat carefully on …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bring charges — Synonyms and related words: accuse, allege, arraign, article, book, bring accusation, bring to book, charge, cite, complain, denounce, denunciate, fasten on, fasten upon, finger, hang something on, impeach, imply, impute, indict, inform against,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prefer charges — Synonyms and related words: accuse, allege, arraign, article, book, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book, charge, cite, complain, denounce, denunciate, fasten on, fasten upon, file a claim, finger, hang something on, have up, impeach,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • press charges — Synonyms and related words: accuse, allege, arraign, article, book, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book, charge, cite, complain, denounce, denunciate, fasten on, fasten upon, finger, hang something on, impeach, imply, impute, indict,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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