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If you press chargesagainst someone, you make an official accusation against them which has to be decided in a court of law. ⇒ I could have pressed charges against him. ⇒ Police have announced they will not be pressing charges.
`Did you think to ask your source whether Wesleyplans to press charges himself?Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS'Not at the moment, unless your mother decides to press charges.Amanda Hemingway THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: THE SANGREAL TRILOGY ONEMr Schrader refused to press charges against me but I was stillfired.MacNeill, Alistair ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH'