The clawed back wages will barely dent the $5.8 billion loss—but they send a message.
Lieberman could not have clawed his way to victory without strong backing from Republicans.
For every age, there have been subjugated people who have clawed for freedom and dignity.
They clawed their way to the top, inch by inch, not letting anything stand in their way.
Even Bob Dole clawed his way into a positive territory after the 1996 Republican fete in San Diego (32-29).
He clawed wildly at the iron fingers, struck heavy blows at his attacker's face and body.
Once more he clawed and clung and once more Smaltz knocked him down.
We reached the cliffs and ran up and down the ledge in a vain search for the spot where we had clawed our way to the top.
It set our teeth on edge and clawed off the coats of our stomachs.
When the Terran did not reach for it, the officer held out a clawed hand to receive it.
Old English clawu, earlier clea, "claw, talon, iron hook," from Proto-Germanic *klawo (cf. Old Frisian klawe "claw, hoe," Middle Dutch klouwe, Dutch klauw, Old High German klawa, German Klaue "claw").
Claw-foot in reference to furniture is from 1823; claw-and-ball attested from 1893. Claw-hammer attested from 1769.
Old English clawian "to scratch, claw," from the same root as claw (n.). Related: Clawed; clawing. Cf. Dutch klaauwen, Old High German klawan, German klauen. To claw back"regain by great effort" is from 1953; as a noun, an act of this, from 1969.
A police officer
To arrest (1917+ Underworld)