level a charge against

level a charge against (one)

To make an accusation against one. A modifier is typically used before or after "charge" to specify what the accusation is. The president has leveled a charge of treason against his former advisor. The regulatory body recently leveled a doping charge against the superstar athlete.
See also: charge, level

level a charge against someone

Fig. to place a charge against someone; to accuse someone of something. The neighbors leveled a disturbance of the peace charge against us. The cops leveled an assault charge against Max.
See also: charge, level