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claw back

verb (tr, adverb)
  1. to get back (something) with difficulty
  2. to recover (a sum of money), esp by taxation or a penalty
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noun clawback
  1. the recovery of a sum of money, esp by taxation or a penalty
  2. the sum so recovered
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