Meaning of CLAW BACK in English



If someone claws back some of the money or power they had lost, they get some of it back again. ( BRIT )

They will eventually be able to claw back all or most of the debt...

PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron)


If a government claws back money, it finds a way of taking money back from people that it gave money to in another way. ( BRIT )

The Chancellor will try to claw back £3.5 billion in next year’s Budget.

PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron) , also V n P

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