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take action

1. To act; to do something. We can't just sit here and do nothing. We have to take action! We're not going to take action just yet. We need to determine the best way to deal with this.
2. To initiate a legal proceeding, typically a lawsuit. Let it be known that my client will take action against any publication that prints these lies.
See also: action, take
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And when, in answer to this, the victim would say that the whole country was getting stirred up, that the newspapers were full of denunciations of it, and the government taking action against it, Tommy Hinds had a knock-out blow all ready.
We have arranged that one of us is to stay within call of the unhappy pair till we can meet together and arrange about taking action.
Currently, ITP has established as many as thirty barricades on different avenues of Federal Capital and they were taking action against traffic law violators especially those who using pressure horns.
AAC, Javed Anwar Kamal taking action on directives issued by DC, Islam Zeb inspected different restaurants and shops at Pajagai Road, Government College Road, Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium and Charsadda Road.
Malik Tahir, a farmer, said though the district administration was taking action against middlemen, it had spared the mills who were also involved in farmers' exploitation.
Summary: New Delhi [India], December 14 (ANI): The Congress Party leaders on Thursday castigated Election Commission of India (ECI) for not taking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for violating moral code of conduct.
SINN Fein leader Gerry Adams yesterday said he is taking action against the BBC over claims about the murder of a double agent.
KARAK -- District Police Officer Karak Mian Naseeb Jan suspended the SHO of Yaqoob Khan Shaheed Police Station for not taking action against proclaimed offenders residing next to police station.
THE AAP- LED Delhi government has accepted that it is handicapped in taking action against app- based cab services saying it has found it difficult to identify whether a cab driver works for an app- based service or not.
MANILA -- A South Korean record label and talent agency is reportedly taking action against the Department of Health's (DOH) alleged plagiarism of a Kpop song.
What brings comfort, though, is the knowledge that the Ministry of Health is keeping a close watch on these products, examining them, analysing their compounds and, where necessary, taking action against those who sell these dangerous and spurious products.
EXTREME weather conditions such as floods and heatwaves are pushing countries across Europe into taking action to adapt to a changing climate, a study has found.
Now, I'm not saying don't read, but I am saying to be careful that you don't become one of these people who reads about everybody else's success without ever actually taking action towards achieving your own.
A survey to mark the launch of the Climate Week Awards found 24% of people would help protect the earth if they saw friends, neighbours, workmates or their MP taking action.
Summary: Liverpool FC's American owners have been strongly condemned in the High Court for taking action in the US courts.