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impeach

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime & law, Officials
impeachim‧peach /ɪmˈpiːtʃ/ verb [transitive] law 🔊 🔊 SCPGOACCUSEif a government official is impeached, they are formally charged with a serious crime in a special government court 🔊 The governor was impeached for using state funds improperly.impeachment noun [countable, uncountable]
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impeachGuimaraes had emerged from near retirement to play a prominent public role in the process to impeach Collor.Four Patriotic Accord deputies began immediate moves to impeach eight Supreme Court judges on the grounds of incompetence.The governor was impeached for accepting bribes.If Mr Wahid's response is unsatisfactory, parliament can call a special session to impeach him and demand his dismissal.They will decide this week whether to impeach him.And the nation cheered when the Supreme Court and the Senate voted last week to impeach him.There he eavesdrops on his colleagues as they attempt to impeach him.They're going to impeach him.He tried to impeach Mr Premadasa, accusing the president of corruption.Congress voted to impeach the President, but he resigned before any action was taken.
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Verb table
impeach
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyimpeach
he, she, itimpeaches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyimpeached
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave impeached
he, she, ithas impeached
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad impeached
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill impeach
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have impeached
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam impeaching
he, she, itis impeaching
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you, we, theyare impeaching
Past
I, he, she, itwas impeaching
you, we, theywere impeaching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been impeaching
he, she, ithas been impeaching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been impeaching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be impeaching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been impeaching
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