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Browsing page 1 of words meaning to claim (5 words total)

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call shotgun

verb

  • to claim the (front) seat next to the driver in an automobile. Derives from the "old west" when stagecoaches routinely had an armed guard (typically with a shotgun) seated next to the driver on top.
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    Last edited on Nov 03 2008. Submitted by Michael W. on Nov 03 2008.

  • to claim ownership or rights to something or someone.

    Last edited on Jul 28 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 28 2011.

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fives

noun - plural

  • rights to a sitting space recently vacated, that one intends on occupying again in the near future. One "calls fives" to claim, for example, a spot on a sofa when one gets up to use the bathroom. Anyone is permitted to sit in the seat during the person's absence, but must give it up immediately when that person returns. One would say, "I've got fives" while getting up from a seat.
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    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Anonymous from Wexford, PA, USA on Nov 05 1997.

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high hosey

verb

  • to lay claim to.
    I high hosey the front seat!
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    Last edited on Aug 01 2011. Submitted by Lee O. from Brewer, ME 04412, USA on Oct 30 2002.

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