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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?

  2. 2
    to improve an area of land so that it can be used
  3. 3
    to obtain things that people have got rid of, so that they can be used again

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