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raise

to institute a suit or action at law or to draw up a summons or other initiating writ.
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GE-ltekin said that the government should have "raised hell" against such police practices, punishing those who were responsible for such an act that "degraded humanity."
"If such a survey were released about the attitude to Jews in a European state, Israel would have raised hell. When it comes to us, the rules don't apply."
Mohammed Hanif, 45, pushed Thomas O'Dwyer after he raised hell in a grocer's.