level a charge against (one)

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level a charge against (one)

To make an accusation against one. The accusation is often specified before or after "charge." 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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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