lay claim to sth

lay 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

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • lay — [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 …   Financial and business terms

  • claim — 1 /kleIm/ verb 1 (T) to state that something is true, even though it has not been proved: claim (that): Gascoigne claimed he d been dining with friends at the time of the murder. | claim to be: She claims to be a descendant of Charles Dickens. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lay — 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/ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • claim — claim1 W1S1 [kleım] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(truth)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(legal right)¦ 4¦(death)¦ 5¦(attention)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: clamer, from Latin clamare to cry out, shout ] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • claim — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 statement saying that sth is true ADJECTIVE ▪ dubious, false, unfounded, unsubstantiated ▪ conflicting ▪ There are conflicting claims about the cause of the fire …   Collocations dictionary

  • lay — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ carefully, gently ▪ neatly ▪ He laid the clothes neatly on his bed. ▪ aside, down ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • lie — 1 /laI/ verb present participle lyingpast tense lay, past participle lain /leIn/ 1 FLAT POSITION a) (intransitive always + adv/prep) to be in a position in which your body is flat on the floor, on a bed etc (+ on/in/there etc): He was lying on… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Christian theology — The Prophetess Anna, Rembrandt, 1631 See also: History of Christian theology and Outline of Christian theology Christian doctrine redirects here. For the United States Court case known by that name, see G.L. Christian and associates v. US.… …   Wikipedia

  • detail — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ little, minor, minute, small, subtle, tiny ▪ It is important to get even the small details right. ▪ considerab …   Collocations dictionary

  • Gibraltar — This article is about the British overseas territory. For other uses, see Gibraltar (disambiguation). Gibraltar …   Wikipedia

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