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verb [transitive] reclaim pronunciation in British English /rɪˈkleɪm/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyreclaim
he/she/itreclaims
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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