file (something) with (someone or something)

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file (something) with (someone or something)

To give or submit paperwork to someone or something. Have you filed your expense report with Elaine yet? Please tell me that you filed a permit with the city before starting construction.
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file something with someone or something

to submit an application or a document to someone or a group. You must file this copy with the state office. I will file this with my boss.
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Anyone can file something with a lawsuit, but that doesn't make it true."
No longer can an attorney file something with the court and then, "because of mail problems," delay notice to opposing counsel.