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lodge (something) against

1. To formally make a charge or accusation against someone or something. If you have an issue with something we're doing, the best course of action is to lodge a complaint against it with the HR department right away. The company has so far not lodged charges against the former executive, although a spokesperson said they are still considering that as an option.
2. To wedge or prop something forcefully against something else. Be sure to lodge a large stone or block of wood against each tire so that the car doesn't roll while you're working on it. She lodged a chair against the door so the intruder couldn't open it.
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lodge something against someone

to place a charge against someone. The neighbors lodged a complaint against us for walking on their grass. I want to lodge an assault charge against Randy.
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lodge something against something

to place or prop something against something. We lodged the chest against the door, making it difficult or impossible to open. Let's lodge the stone against the side of the barn to help support it.
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He went on listening, and gathered by odds and ends that it was conjectured at first that the boys had got drowned while taking a swim; then the small raft had been missed; next, certain boys said the missing lads had promised that the village should "hear some- thing" soon; the wise-heads had "put this and that together" and decided that the lads had gone off on that raft and would turn up at the next town below, presently; but toward noon the raft had been found, lodged against the Missouri shore some five or six miles below the village -- and then hope perished; they must be drowned, else hunger would have driven them home by nightfall if not sooner.
Men had been cutting the water-weeds higher up the river, and masses of them were floating past her--moving islands of green crow-foot, whereon she might almost have ridden; long locks of which weed had lodged against the piles driven to keep the cows from crossing.
Instantly he wheeled about and with knife ready to defend himself stretched forth his right hand to push away the object that now had lodged against his body.
"Here, if you will kindly look: an author, or a student, has been one at least, does not pay his debts, has given an I O U, won't clear out of his room, and complaints are constantly being lodged against him, and here he has been pleased to make a protest against my smoking in his presence!
Four police officials, including the Gujjarpura SHO, had been suspended and a murder case was lodged against them.
Bihar Police will complete other processes on Saturday in the FIR lodged against him in the AK-47 case.
QUETTA -- Provincial Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Meer Zia Langove has strongly condemned killings of Nawab Amanullah Zarakzai and his grandson added FIR was lodged against killers nominated by the heirs.
'Despite all these, there was a police report lodged against us,' Ng said after his statement was recorded at Kuching district police headquarters.
On the occasion, they demanded withdrawal of case lodged against the senior journalist, otherwise they have threatened to accelerate their protest circle.
A case has been lodged against the accused and investigation is underway, said a statement on Friday.
It must be mentioned here that FIRs were recently lodged against miscreants Habib-ur-Rehman and Shakeel Ahmed who were involved in using gas illegally through direct connection from SSGC's main pipeline.
Lucknow: A case has been lodged against Guddu Pandit, a.k.a.
LAHORE:Following attempts to malign academician Dr Arfana Mallah and the FIR lodged against journalist Shahzeb Jillani, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Saturday expressed its alarm at the frequency with which human rights defenders and journalists are made the subject of propaganda amounting to incitement.In a statement, HRCP said that it stands in solidarity with both Dr Mallah and Jilani.
RAWALPINDI -- District Administration conducted raids in different markets of the district including Rawalpindi city and cantt areas and imposed fines amounting to Rs 723,500 on the profiteers while 10 FIRs were also lodged against the violators.
However, 282 First Information Reports (FIRs) lodged against burning of crop residues and stubble burning under section 144 Cr.PC (The Code of Criminal Procedure), FIRs lodged against burning of garbage, tyres, plastics etc, under section 144 Cr.PC were 245 and FIRs lodged against breaking seals of sealed units were 76, he added.