Translation of "claim" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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claim verb (SAY)

B2 [ T ] to say that something is true or is a fact, although you cannot prove it and other people might not believe it

[ + (that) ] The company claims (that) it is not responsible for the pollution in the river. 公司聲稱對該河流污染沒有責任。
[ + to infinitive ] He claims to have met the president, but I don't believe him. 他聲稱見過總統,可是我不信。
All parties have claimed success in yesterday's elections. 所有黨派都聲稱在昨天的選舉中取得了勝利。
An unknown terrorist group has claimed responsibility for this morning's bomb attack. 一個不知名的恐怖組織聲稱對今天上午的炸彈襲擊事件負責。

[ T ] If an organization or group claims a particular number of members, that number of people are believed to belong to it.


More examples

  • Some people still claim that there is no firm evidence linking smoking with lung cancer.
  • They claim to be the biggest company in the world, which is true if you include their subsidiaries.
  • The study claims that British advertising stereotypes women.
  • It is claimed that the officers tortured a man to death in 1983 in a city police station.
  • Dean tricked the old lady into giving him eight hundred pounds, claiming that he would invest it for her.

claim verb (DEMAND)

B2 [ T ] to ask for something of value because you think it belongs to you or because you think you have a right to it

The police said that if no one claims the watch, you can keep it. 警方說如果沒人認領這隻錶,你可以留著它。
When King Richard III died, Henry VII claimed the English throne. 理查三世去世後,亨利七世要求繼承英格蘭王位。

B2 [ I or T ] to make a written demand for money from a government or organization because you think you have a right to it

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits has risen sharply this month. 這個月要求領取失業救濟金的人數激增。
Don't forget to claim (for) your travelling expenses after the interview. 採訪後別忘了報銷你的旅費。
UK When my bike was stolen, I claimed on the insurance and got £150 back. 我的腳踏車被偷後,我按保險索賠,拿回了150英鎊。
UK If the shop won't give me a replacement TV, I'll claim my money back. 如果商店不給我換台電視,我就要求退款。
claim damages

to make an official request for money after an accident, from the person who caused your injuries


More examples

  • You can claim back the overpaid tax by filling in this form.
  • She is claiming damages from the company for wrongful dismissal.
  • If you don't claim the money you are entitled to now, you might never get it.
  • Can we claim on our insurance for any goods lost or damaged in transit?
  • He was claiming unemployment benefit illegally, while he was actually working.

claimnoun [ C ]

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claim noun [ C ] (STATEMENT)

C1 a statement that something is true or is a fact, although other people might not believe it

He said the police assaulted him while he was in custody, a claim that the police deny. 他說員警在他被拘留期間毆打了他,但警方否認了這種說法。
[ + that ] The government's claim that it would reduce taxes proved false. 政府要減稅的說法被證實是假的。
Can you give any evidence to support your claim? 你能提供證據支援你的說法嗎?
He made wild claims about being able to cure cancer. 他誇下海口說自己能治癒癌症。

More examples

  • I haven't seen one iota of evidence to support his claim.
  • His claim to be an important and unjustly neglected painter is sheer self-deception - he's no good at all.
  • There is a growing body of evidence to support their claim.
  • Many experts remain sceptical about his claims.
  • I suspect his claims are not all they seem - he tends to exaggerate.

claim noun [ C ] (DEMAND)

B2 a written request asking an organization to pay you an amount of money that you believe they owe you

After her house was burgled, she made a claim on her insurance. 她家被盜後,她要求按保單索賠。
Please submit your claim for travelling expenses to the accounts department. 請將出差旅費的報銷單交到會計部辦理。

a right to have something or get something from someone

She has no rightful claim to the title. 她並沒有獲得這一頭銜的正當權利。
Our neighbours have no claim to (= cannot say that they own) that strip of land between our houses. 我們的鄰居無權擁有我們兩間房屋之間的那塊狹長空地。
My ex-wife has no claims on me (= has no right to any of my money). 我前妻沒有權利向我索取錢財。

More examples

  • I enclose a cheque in settlement of your claim.
  • He marked the spot on his map where he had seen the gold and returned later that month to stake his claim.
  • The company produced receipts in substantiation of its claim.
  • We had to send a doctor's report in support of our claim to the insurance company.
  • She made a claim for compensation.

(Translation of “claim” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)