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reclaim

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreclaimre‧claim /rɪˈkleɪm/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 to get back an amount of money that you have paid syn claim back 🔊 You may be entitled to reclaim some tax.2 TBTAto make an area of desert, wet land etc suitable for farming or building 🔊 This land will be reclaimed for a new airport.3 to get back something that you have lost or that has been taken away from you 🔊 I want to reclaim the championship that I lost in 1999.4 TIto obtain useful products from waste materialrecycle 🔊 You can reclaim old boards and use them as shelves.reclamation /ˌrekləˈmeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 land reclamation→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
reclaimA message arrived from a local farmer who had found and secured it until it could be reclaimed.An alternative could be high coupon gilts as the tax can be reclaimed.A British woman is waiting to hear how she can reclaim a family estate inside the former Soviet Union.In each case £20 million to £30 million of government money was spent reclaiming a site for flowers and later development.Nature can reclaim an entire farm in 14 years and leave nothing behind but the masonry.The organization is trying to reclaim desert land for farming.China reclaimed Hong Kong from Britain in 1997.The Inland Revenue permits us to reclaim tax and pay dividends gross.You can reclaim tax if you find you have paid too much.What they learn in school about writing helps to preserve and reclaim that heritage.The radio was reclaimed the next morning.The golf course will use reclaimed wastewater to water the grass.
From Longman Business Dictionaryreclaimre‧claim /rɪˈkleɪm/ verb [transitive]1to get back something that has been taken from you or money that you have paidIf a delivery date is not met, the buyer can reject the goods and reclaim any money paid.Tax deducted on the dividends can be reclaimed.2to make an area of very wet or very dry land suitable for building or farmingThey plan to reclaim 1.5 million square kilometres of salt marsh.3to obtain useful products from waste materialThe new recycling plant can reclaim 27,000 tons a year of discarded plastic.reclamation noun [uncountable]land reclamationrecycling and reclamation→ See Verb table
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Verb table
reclaim
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyreclaim
he, she, itreclaims
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyreclaimed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave reclaimed
he, she, ithas reclaimed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad reclaimed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill reclaim
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have reclaimed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam reclaiming
he, she, itis reclaiming
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you, we, theyare reclaiming
Past
I, he, she, itwas reclaiming
you, we, theywere reclaiming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been reclaiming
he, she, ithas been reclaiming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been reclaiming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be reclaiming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been reclaiming
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