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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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LAUGHTER is the best medicine, and there'll be plenty on prescription when Catherine Tate's Nan raises hell at Holby City Hospital for Children in Need.
Angel Dance: After Raising Sand, Plant raises hell with a rumbling guitar blues take on the Los Lobos song, overlaid by folky mandolin.
unless he gets hold of the soap chiefs who made such a pig's ear of his precious wife's move into Heavenation Street and raises hell.