Associations to the word «Sue»


SUE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To follow.
SUE, verb. (transitive) To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.
SUE, verb. (transitive) To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
SUE, verb. (falconry) (of a hawk) To clean (the beak, etc.).
SUE, verb. (nautical) To leave high and dry on shore.
SUE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To court.
SUE, proper noun. A diminutive of Susan and of related female given names; popular as a middle name.
SUE, noun. (informal) A Mary Sue (type of character in fiction).
SUE ME, interjection. Phrase sarcastically used to suggest that a person who does not like the actions or opinions of the speaker can respond by filing a lawsuit against the speaker.
SUE OUT, verb. (transitive) (legal) To petition for and take out, or to apply for and obtain.

Dictionary definition

SUE, noun. French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857).
SUE, verb. Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley