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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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