claim (something) for (oneself or something)

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claim (something) for (oneself or something)

1. To declare something as one's property or jurisdiction. You can't have his potato chips—I already claimed them for myself! Do you think he might actually claim the throne for himself? After the battle, the victorious country claimed the contested area for itself.
2. To officially request money as repayment for damages. I can't believe he's claiming thousands of dollars for repairs when I barely dented his fender.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

claim something for someone or something

to declare rights to or control of something for someone, or that something is the property of someone, a group, or a nation. The small country claimed the mountainous area for itself. Roger claimed all the rest of the ice cream for himself.
See also: claim, for

claim something for something

to make a claim for money in payment for damages. David claimed one thousand dollars for the damaged car. She claimed a lot of money for the amount of harm she experienced.
See also: claim, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The court found against Rita and Chesney was awarded pounds 500 compensation, which Cilla promptly claimed for herself. Annoyed, Chesney admitted the scam to Fiz who threatened to go to the police if Cilla took any money off Rita.
(8) Therein resides the core of Joan's subversion, ultimately intolerable for the church and state alike: although she firmly stood for hierarchy and order, she claimed for herself the right to decide who should be the legitimate bearer of this order, her direct contact with the divine voices allowing her to bypass the mediation of the social institution.
Miss Ross rightly says that 'The term "Feminist", which entered the English language some eighty years after Jane Austen's death, was not one she would have claimed for herself'.
Analyzing these two novels, Stout asserts that Morrison, "in her fiction of African Americans who find ways of living authentically and freely despite the weight of a dehumanizing past," has "claimed for herself and her people that myth of geographically constituted transcendence" often perceived as solely an Eurocentric myth (p.