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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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Pedicuring an elephant requires some effort - swapping the usual nail brush and file for something more substancial for a start, which is what keepers at China's Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo have had to do.
"He also got a letter in his file for something I thought was a lot more serious," the panelist commented.