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tr.v. claimed, claim·ing, claims
1. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due: claim a reward; claim one's luggage at the airport carousel.
2. To take in a violent manner as if by right: a hurricane that claimed two lives.
3. To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain: claimed he had won the race; a candidate claiming many supporters.
4. To deserve or call for; require: problems that claim her attention.
1. A demand for something as rightful or due.
2. A basis for demanding something; a title or right.
3. Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
a. A demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy or other formal arrangement.
b. The sum of money demanded.
5. A statement of something as a fact; an assertion of truth: makes no claim to be a cure.
lay claim to
To assert one's right to or ownership of.

[Middle English claimen, from Old French clamer, claim-, from Latin clāmāre, to call; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

claim′a·ble adj.
claim′er n.
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Although this is easier than the claimer he contested in May, he has questions to answer.
Earlier, Reckless Lad, a solid third behind Yuften and Hasselnott in an aboveaverage claimer here on Wednesday, should go close in a similar, but not as competitive a claimer.
He said that those who have any type of political support were paid and we 221 were mentioned refused claimers .Now the point of concern is that there was no such limitation or condition trough which we were made refused claimer .Today I am still asking from the high ups of OPF that please tell me , under which condition we were make refuse .If the United Nation Compensation Commission put some condition tell us because we can fight for our rights on that forum also, ,like this if Government of Kuwait put some condition also tell us because by born I am Kuwaiti citizen and I can also fight there for my rights .
Terry Mills was full of praise for 7lb claimer Patrick Hills after Solid Rock showed real guts to win at Lingfield.
Lost Spirit showed his liking for Catterick's tight turns with an all-the-way success in the Tote Exacta Handicap in the hands of 7lb claimer Lisa Jones.
Back in the late 1980s, JImmy was a 7lb claimer with Mike O'Neill, and I was joint owner, with Mike, of a horse called Tongadin.
The 7lb claimer has been booked to ride 1000-1 chance Diore Lia in the Epsom Classic as owner Richard Aylward is keen to generate publicity for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital by running his homebred filly in the main event.
At Catterick yesterday, Lanarkshire-based Sandy Frame was all smiles after Desert Fighter carried his yellow and grey colours to a four-timer in the claimer.
We cited the €5,000 Laytown claimer as being a good example - its success speaks for itself.