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Noun file has 4 senses
  1. file, data file - a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
    --1 is a kind of record
    --1 has particulars:
     computer file; mug file, mug book; tickler, tickler file
    Derived forms: verb file4, verb file5, verb file1
  2. file, single file, Indian file - a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
    --2 is a kind of line
    --2 has particulars: snake dance; column
    Derived form: verb file3
  3. file, file cabinet, filing cabinet - office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
    --3 is a kind of office furniture
    --3 has particulars: vertical file
    Derived forms: verb file4, verb file5, verb file1
  4. file - a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal
    --4 is a kind of
    hand tool
    --4 has parts: haft, helve
    --4 has particulars:
     blunt file; flat file; nailfile; rasp, wood file; rat-tail file; round file; taper file
Verb file has 5 senses
  1. file, register - record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce"; "file a complaint"
    --1 is one way to register
    Derived forms: noun file3, noun file1, noun filing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. file - smooth with a file; "file one's fingernails"
    --2 is one way to
    smooth, smoothen
    Derived form: noun filing3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. file - proceed in line; "The students filed into the classroom"
    --3 is one way to
    march, process
    Derived form: noun file2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. charge, lodge, file - file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
    --4 is one way to accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminate
    Derived forms: noun file3, noun file1, noun filer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody with something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  5. file, file away - place in a container for keeping records; "File these bills, please"
    --5 is one way to record, enter, put down
    Derived forms: noun file1, noun file3, noun filer2, noun filing4
    Sample sentence:
    They file the newspapers
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