level (something) against (someone or something)

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level (something) against (someone or something)

To aim or direct some criticism or verbal attack at someone or something. Often used in passive constructions. I have had my fair share of unfair accusations leveled against me over the years, but I've learned to work through it. She isn't above leveling disparaging remarks against her employees as a way of asserting her control.
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They were followed by a shower of blows leveled against the door with a part of the broken chair with which the king had armed himself.
The counsel of the accused Agha Aijaz advocate said the prosecution had failed to prove charges leveled against his client.
Elder Achuba had approached the court on Monday 19th August 2019, for an order of interim injunction to restrain the Kogi State House of Assembly, the Chief Judge and the Attorney-General of the state from debating or considering the report directing the Chief Judge to set up a committee to investigate the allegations leveled against him.
Farooq Sattar in his reply said that allegations leveled against him are wrong and baseless as legal formalities have not been met in defamation suit.
The actor again rejecting the allegations leveled against him before the court said that wrong torture allegation has been leveled against him.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the PM's assistant said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif in his presser didn't clarify the allegations leveled against him by the British newspaper Daily Mail.
Summary: Washington DC [USA], July 10 (ANI): Comedian Aziz Ansari reflected on the 2018 sexual misconduct allegation leveled against him during his latest Netflix stand up special 'Aziz Ansari Right Now'.
On the other hand, Aqil rejected the allegation leveled against him by FBR and said that he is not aware of any such transaction or amount.
During proceedings, the allegations leveled against the policemen, including a trainee assistant sub inspector (ASI), in show cause notices could not be proved.
His remarks led to the Pakistan Army issuing a statement in which it requested the Supreme Court to launch an investigation into the allegations leveled against state institutions.
Numerous corruption charges have been leveled against PML(N), following Panama disclosure.
'These are baseless insinuations, slander even, leveled against hardworking career officers who have long committed to safeguard the integrity of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP),' they said.
NNA - Telecom Minister Boutros Harb deemed recent media campaigns leveled against the Ministry and its affiliated institutions as "unfair and not in place," saying that he had to be forbearing out of his belief in media liberties and citizens' rights.
Summary: Dominique Strauss-Khan, it would be easy to forget given the serious and damaging accusations leveled against him, is innocent until proven guilty.
Col David Nok Marial has issued out re-suspension letter last month demanding Commissioner John Bileu Awol to answer suitcases of tortures leveled against him by two cousin young boys belonged to his county.