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(tr, adverb) US to secure the issue of (a warrant for an arrest) by making a charge under oath
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How to use swear out in a sentence
Are you willing to swear out a warrant charging Mattie and her partner with dealing in stolen merchandise?Ghost Beyond the Gate|Mildred A. Wirt
If I were in your place, I would swear out a warrant for his arrest, and send an officer after him.Frank Merriwell's Chums|Burt L. Standish
With the aid of the Lieutenant-Governor he succeeded in finding a man who would dare to swear out a warrant against him.The Clansman|Thomas Dixon
"Wasn't any one who would swear out complaints," said the constable.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
Lemme swear out an attachment against the band wagon and the band-wagon team, and you go serve it right away, sheriff.Back Home|Irvin S. Cobb
Other Idioms and Phrases with swear out
Obtain a warrant for arrest by making a charge under oath, as in The school principal swore out a warrant for the arrest of the vandals. [Late 1800s]
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