bring to book

bring to book
phrasal
: to compel to give an account or make an accounting

after years of dishonest activity the man was finally brought to book and jailed

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bring to book
To bring to account
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Main Entry:book

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bring (someone) to book
chiefly Brit formal : to require (someone) to explain and accept punishment or criticism for bad or wrong behavior

The people responsible for these crimes must be brought to book. [=brought to account]

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Main Entry:book

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  • bring to book — idi to bring to justice …   From formal English to slang

  • To bring to book — Book Book (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bring to book — phrasal to compel to give an account …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bring to book — v. force to give account; ask for an explanation from …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bring to book —  Detect and punish …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bring — [briŋ] vt. brought, bringing [ME bringen < OE bringan < IE base * bhrenk , *bronk > Welsh he brwng, to bring, lead] 1. to carry or lead (a person or thing) to the place thought of as “here” or to a place where the speaker will be [bring… …   English World dictionary

  • Book — (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and Germans… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Book account — Book Book (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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