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take (sb) to court

This page is about the collocation take (sb) to court

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to begin a legal case against someone

For example

  • They wouldn't honour their contract, so we took them to court.

  • The workers are threatening to take us to court if we don't give them their pay.

Quick Quiz

You should take them to court if

a. you can prove they're innocent

b. you can prove they're guilty

c. you can prove you're guilty

Contributor: Matt Errey