verb (used with object), sued, su·ing.
verb (used without object), sued, su·ing.
Origin of sue
Examples from the Web for suing
A grand juror in the Ferguson case is suing to be able to explain exactly what went down in the courtroom.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And now Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are all suing Uber for refusing to play by their old regulatory playbooks.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?|Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
DeCrow would come to lead a movement against this practice, suing the Hotel Syracuse in 1969 and calling for protests and sit-ins.
State officials were not amused, and are suing the advocacy group for copyright infringement.
Yup, Evelyn and Donald Knapp are “ordained Christian ministers” suing for the right to discriminate.Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination|Sally Kohn|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
About this time there came to Lilliput ambassadors from Blefuscu, suing for peace.
Dear Father: Mr. Chipperton has told me about your suing him.A Jolly Fellowship|Frank R. Stockton
Have you forgotten that the Cointets are suing us under Metivier's name?Eve and David|Honore de Balzac
A few years later, in 1607, Korea sent an envoy to Japan carrying gifts and suing for peace.Japan|Various
That demonstrates that in England, even with the double liability, the men are not suing under the employers' liability law.
verb sues, suing or sued
Word Origin for sue
c.1200, "continue, persevere," from Anglo-French suer "follow after, continue," from Old French sivre, later suivre "pursue, follow after," from Vulgar Latin *sequere "follow," from Latin sequi "follow" (see sequel). Sense of "start a lawsuit against" first recorded c.1300, on notion of "following up" a matter in court. Sometimes short for ensue or pursue. Related: Sued; suing.
fem. proper name, a shortened or familiar form of Susan.