claim verb

1 say that sth is true

ADV. justifiably, rightfully, rightly | falsely, wrongly The company had falsely claimed that its products were biodegradable.

VERB + CLAIM attempt to, try to He tried to claim that he had acted in self-defence.

2 ask for sth you think you have a right to have

ADV. back You can claim back some of the cost of your treatment.

VERB + CLAIM be able to, be entitled to, can/could You might be entitled to claim compensation if you are injured at work. | attempt to, try to

PREP. on Can't you claim on your insurance?