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put out a warrant
To issue a warrant for some legal action to be taken, usually the arrest or detention of someone. The police put out a warrant for the CFO's arrest after evidence of his embezzlement scheme emerged. The sheriff put out warrants on the three men suspected of committing the bank robbery.
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put out a warrant (on someone)and send out a warrant (on someone)
to issue a warrant for the arrest of someone. The police put out a warrant on Max. We sent out a warrant on Lefty "Fingers" Moran at the same time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.