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Answer for the clue "Went after, in a way", 4 letters:
sued

Alternative clues for the word sued

Petitioned

Sought damages

Engaged in litigation

Took to court

Like a defendant in court

Went after

Sought a judgment

Pleaded

Took action against

Courted ... or used the courts

Made a case?

Like a shyster, often

Like some polluters

Exercised a legal option

Like a malfeasant, often

Like some copyright infringers

Like patent infringers, often

Made a case against?

Like some libelers

Didn't take it lying down, say

Sought legal redress

Word definitions for sued in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sue \Sue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Suing .] [OE. suen, sewen, siwen, OF. sivre (pres.ind. 3d sing. il siut, suit, he follows, nous sevons we follow), LL. sequere, for L. sequi, secutus; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. sac to accompany, and probably...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
vb. (en-past of: sue )

Usage examples of sued.

His father had once sued her father, and who won and who lost would never be clear.

His father had sued Bennett eighteen years earlier over a bad real estate deal in Alexandria.

Plus, in most jurisdictions, the doctors get sued because they prescribed the drug in the first place.

But behind his locked office door he was uneasy and fretted about the haste with which he had sued Goffman.

Second, if she ever got sued, she did not want the jury to hear about a jet.

Nothing wrong with a good ambush, but at least the companies he had sued knew they had trouble brewing.

Goffman had already been sued by Dale Mooneyham over Maxatil, and other trial lawyers were circling.

Clay Carter, the so-called newest King of Torts, received a taste of his own medicine yesterday when he was sued by some disgruntled clients.

In the year of the Lord 1429, the strife between them that followed Sueder and them that clave to Rodolph--who had been chosen to be Bishop--still continued, and heavy threats were made against the Regulars in that they obeyed the letter of the Apostolic See and the commandments of Sueder, Bishop of Utrecht.