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verb [transitive] reclaim pronunciation in British English /rɪˈkleɪm/
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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.
    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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