lay+claim+to

  • 1lay claim to — To assert a right to • • • Main Entry: ↑claim * * * lay claim to see ↑claim, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑lay …

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  • 2lay claim to — ► lay claim to assert one s right to or possession of. Main Entry: ↑lay …

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  • 3lay claim to — index call (demand), exact, excise (levy a tax) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4lay claim to — claim entitlement to, assert the right to …

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  • 5lay claim — verb demand as being one s due or property; assert one s right or title to (Freq. 1) He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident • Syn: ↑claim, ↑arrogate • Ant: ↑forfei …

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  • 6lay claim — verb To say that something belongs to oneself. Spencer University lays claim to the recently published discovery …

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  • 7lay claim to — assert one s right to or possession of. → lay …

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  • 8lay claim to — idi to declare oneself entitled to …

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  • 9lay claim to sth — ► to say that you own something or have a right to it: »Through a series of buyouts, we laid claim to the best intellectual property of our time. Main Entry: ↑lay …

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  • 10lay claim to something — 1) to say officially that you believe that something belongs to you 2) to state that something belongs to you Both countries lay claim to the territory …

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  • 11lay claim to something — …

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  • 12To lay claim to — Claim Claim, n. [Of. claim cry, complaint, from clamer. See {Claim}, v. t.] 1. A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact. [1913 Webster] 2. A right to… …

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  • 13lay — Ⅰ. lay [1] ► VERB (past and past part. laid) 1) put down, especially gently or carefully. 2) put down and set in position for use. 3) assign or place: lay the blame. 4) (lay before) present (material) for consideration and action to …

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  • 14lay — [leɪ] verb laid PTandPP lay somebody → off phrasal verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to stop employing a worker, usually when there is not enough work for them to do: • The group plans to lay off 10% of its workforce. see also …

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  • 15Claim — Claim, n. [Of. claim cry, complaint, from clamer. See {Claim}, v. t.] 1. A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact. [1913 Webster] 2. A right to claim or… …

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  • 16lay — lay1 [lā] vt. laid, laying [ME leyen, new formation < 3d pers. sing. of earlier leggen < OE lecgan, lit., to make lie (akin to Goth lagjan, Ger legen) < pt. base of OE licgan, to LIE1] 1. to cause to come down or fall with force; knock… …

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  • 17claim — [klām] vt. [ME claimen < OFr claimer, to call, claim < L clamare, to cry out: see CLAMOR] 1. to demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one s right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized) [to… …

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  • 18claim — [n] property, right demanded or reserved affirmation, allegation, application, assertion, birthright, call, case, counterclaim, declaration, demand, dibs, due, entreaty, interest, lien, part, petition, plea, postulation, prerogative, pretense,… …

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  • 19lay — lay1 W2S1 [leı] v the past tense of ↑lie 1 lay 2 lay2 v past tense and past participle laid [leıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put somebody/something down)¦ 2 lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc 3¦(bird/insect etc)¦ 4¦(table)¦ 5 lay the foundations/ …

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  • 20claim — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. ask, demand, requisition, require; lay claim to; informal, contend, allege, assert. n. demand, requisition, requirement, prerogative; lien, hold; plea, counterclaim; title. See affirmation, command …

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