put a warrant out

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put a warrant out

To issue a warrant for some legal action to be taken, usually the arrest or detention of someone. The police put a warrant out for the CFO's arrest after evidence of his embezzlement scheme emerged. The sheriff put warrants out on the three men suspected of committing the bank robbery.
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