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file  

  ( files    plural & 3rd person present)   ( filing    present participle)   ( filed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A file is a box or a folded piece of heavy paper or plastic in which letters or documents are kept.  
He sat behind a table on which were half a dozen files., ...a file of insurance papers.     
2       n-count   A file is a collection of information about a particular person or thing.  
oft N of/on n  
We already have files on people's tax details, mortgages and poll tax..., You must record and keep a file of all expenses.     
3       verb   If you file a document, you put it in the correct file.  
They are all filed alphabetically under author.      V n  
4       n-count   In computing, a file is a set of related data that has its own name.  
5       verb   If you file a formal or legal accusation, complaint, or request, you make it officially.  
A number of them have filed formal complaints against the police...      V n  
I filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery a few months later.      V for n  
6       verb   When someone files a report or a news story, they send or give it to their employer.  
Catherine Bond filed that report for the BBC from Nairobi...      V n  
7       verb   When a group of people files somewhere, they walk one behind the other in a line.  
Slowly, people filed into the room and sat down.      V prep/adv  
8       n-count   A file is a hand tool which is used for rubbing hard objects to make them smooth, shape them, or cut through them.  
9       verb   If you file an object, you smooth it, shape it, or cut it with a file.  
Manicurists are skilled at shaping and filing nails.      V n  
10   
    nail file  
    rank and file  
11    Something that is on file or on someone's files is recorded or kept in a file or in a collection of information.  
on file/ on sb's files      phrase   v-link PHR, PHR after v  
His fingerprints were on file in Washington..., We'll keep your details on file..., It is one of the most desperate cases on her files.     
12    A group of people who are walking or standing in single file are in a line, one behind the other.  
single file      phrase   PHR after v  
We were walking in single file to the lake.     


nail file        ( nail files    plural  ) , nailfile   A nail file is a small strip of rough metal or card that you rub across the ends of your nails to shorten them or shape them.      n-count  
rank and file     
Therank and file are the ordinary members of an organization or the ordinary workers in a company, as opposed to its leaders or managers.     (JOURNALISM)      n-sing   usu the N  
There was widespread support for him among the rank and file...     
scratch file        ( scratch files    plural  ) A scratch file is a temporary computer file which you use as a work area or as a store while a program is operating.     (COMPUTING)      n-count  
zip file        ( zip files    plural  ) A zip file is a computer file containing data that has been compressed.     (COMPUTING)      n-count  
When you download the font it may be in a compressed format, such as a zip file.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
finalize smth. successfully / in a positive manner
E.g.: The negotiations were tough, but they ended on a high note
exp.
share ideas based on a similar experience
[Fig.] E.g.: They were both going through a divorce, so they met to compare notes.
o.
The electronic contents generated by electronic device or system in form of electronic form or as printed output excluding the computer system files are called e-documents
[Tech.];[Leg.] electronic contents

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