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verb [transitive] reclaim pronunciation in American English /rɪˈkleɪm/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlereclaiming
past tensereclaimed
past participlereclaimed

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  1. 1
    to get something back that someone has taken from you

    His ambition is to reclaim the world championship title.

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    1. a.
      to ask for an amount of money that you have paid to be given back to you

      Have you calculated how much tax you can reclaim?

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  2. 3
    to obtain things that people have got rid of, so that they can be used again

    reclaimed building materials

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