"filing" in the noun sense
the entering of a legal document into the public record
"he filed a complaint"
"he filed his tax return"
a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file
the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)
preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.
"I have some filing to do"
"filing" in the verb sense
1. file, register
record in a public office or in a court of law
"file for divorce"
"file a complaint"
smooth with a file
"file one's fingernails"
proceed in line
"The students filed into the classroom"
4. charge, lodge, file
file a formal charge against
"The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
5. file, file away
place in a container for keeping records
"File these bills, please"
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