file for

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file for (something)

To submit the paperwork for something. The phrase is often used in legal matters. Is it true that Tina filed for divorce?
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file for something

to submit an application or document for something. The company filed for bankruptcy. Let's file for reorganization.
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We find it best to write one batch file for carrying the few files that will fit on a floppy, then other batch files for backing up to devices that will hold entire project directories.
Congress ordered this "significant test group" to successfully file for six months before the next groups are phased in, in batches of 1,500 to 2,250 issuers each quarter, until the process is completed in 1996.
Basing backup even on incremental file changes can be time consuming: backup applications must check each individual file for modifications since the last backup.
How can one prove conclusively that the PDF version of a native file was accurately converted from the original file and is an authentic copy of the original file for legal and regulatory audit purposes?
DBF file for address correction and presorting by Postalsoft, a specialized application that creates its own .
The ability to make such a transfer can be quite handy, for example, when you want to copy part of a Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet analysis into a word processor file for inclusion in a memo.
Nelco also has FAST FUND$, a service that helps clients file for refund anticipation loans.
Was delinquent, he or she may file for a refund within three years of the return's filing date, but only as to the tax paid within three years of the return filing (prepaid taxes are deemed paid on the original return's due date).
However, taxpayers with fiscal years ending in 2002 are still eligible to file for an expedited refund of estimated taxes if the original due date of the return (without extensions) has not yet passed.