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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sue /ˈsu/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sue v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sued p. pr. & vb. n. Suing ]
 1. To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo.
    For yet there was no man that haddle him sued.   --Chaucer.
 I was beloved of many a gentle knight,
 And sued and sought with all the service due.   --Spenser.
    Sue me, and woo me, and flatter me.   --Tennyson.
 2. Law (a) To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially. (b) To proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process.
 3. Falconry To clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk.
 4. Naut. To leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship.
 To sue out Law, to petition for and take out, or to apply for and obtain; as, to sue out a writ in chancery; to sue out a pardon for a criminal.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sue v. i.
 1. To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
 By adverse destiny constrained to sue
 For counsel and redress, he sues to you.   --Pope.
    Caesar came to Rome to sue for the double honor of a triumph and the consulship.   --C. Middleton.
    The Indians were defeated and sued for peace.   --Jefferson.
 2. Law To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages.
 3. To woo; to pay addresses as a lover.
 4. Naut. To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city
          life (1804-1857) [syn: Eugene Sue]
      v : institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against;
          "He was warned that the district attorney would process
          him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination" [syn:
           action, litigate, process]