claimverbuk /kleɪm/ us /kleɪm/
claim verb (SAY)
- 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)
- 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]uk /kleɪm/ us /kleɪm/
claim noun [C] (STATEMENT)
- 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)
- 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.
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