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a statement that something is true, even though it has not been proved
Gould rejected claims that he had acted irresponsibly.
false/extravagant/dubious etc claims
firms that make false claims about their products
they couldn't live up to.
dispute/deny/reject a claim
The police denied claims that the men were tortured.
is still lacking.
claim to do/be something
his claim to be the rightful owner of the painting
make no claim
to understand the complexities of the situation.
an official request for money that you think you have a right to
claims for compensation
reject/uphold/lose etc a claim
He lost his claim for unfair dismissal.
make/put in/file a claim
All claims should be made in writing.
a request from workers for more money
Fill in and return the
as soon as it arrives.
the sum of money you request when you make a claim
The insurance company cannot
a right to do something or to have something, especially because it belongs to you or because you deserve it
have a rightful claim
on their father's land?
to hold the summit.
Philip feared Edward would
lay claim to
the Scottish crown.
of parents and teachers
have a claim on somebody's time/attention etc
A woman who has given a man children will always have a claim on his love.
stake your claim (for something)
to say that you have a right to own or do something, especially when other people also say they have a right to it
Tickets are on a 'first come, first served' basis, so stake your claim now.
somebody's/something's claim to fame
a place or person's claim to fame is the reason why they are famous - often used humorously to mention something that is not very important
My main claim to fame is that I once shook Elvis's hand.
something such as a piece of land that contains valuable minerals
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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