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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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But she could have ended at song number 3, Still Thrives This Love, which raised the roof.
VINNIE Roe raised the roof at the Curragh yesterday with an unprecedented fourth success in the Irish Field St Leger.
There was another Irish success to finish the meeting when The Posh Paddy raised the roof in the bumper, an appropriate winner for Paddy Power's first sponsorship of the three-day festival.
SEXY Aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue gave another fantastic performance as she raised the roof at the Top Of The Pops Awards.
ANDY MURRAY has raised the roof on Centre Court - now he's sending ticket prices at Wimbledon through the roof.
They raised the roof at the Reddicap Tavern, in Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, to raise funds for the new burns unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital.