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file  

[1]  
      n  
1    a folder, box, etc., used to keep documents or other items in order  
2    the documents, etc., kept in this way  
3    documents or information about a specific subject, person, etc.  
we have a file on every known thief     
4    an orderly line or row  
5    a line of people in marching formation, one behind another  
   Compare       rank   1       6  
6    any of the eight vertical rows of squares on a chessboard  
7      (Computing)   a named collection of information, in the form of text, programs, graphics, etc., held on a permanent storage device such as a magnetic disk  
8    Obsolete   a list or catalogue  
9    on file   recorded or catalogued for reference, as in a file  
      vb  
10    to place (a document, letter, etc.) in a file  
11    tr   to put on record, esp. to place (a legal document) on public or official record; register  
12    tr   to bring (a suit, esp. a divorce suit) in a court of law  
13    tr   to submit (copy) to a newspaper or news agency  
14    intr   to march or walk in a file or files  
the ants filed down the hill     
     (C16 (in the sense: string on which documents are hung): from Old French filer, from Medieval Latin filare; see filament)  
  filer      n  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
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.

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