claw back

verb (tr, adverb)

to get back (something) with difficulty
to recover (a sum of money), esp by taxation or a penalty

noun clawback

the recovery of a sum of money, esp by taxation or a penalty
the sum so recovered

Nearby words

  1. clavipectoral fascia,
  2. clavius,
  3. clavola,
  4. clavus,
  5. claw,
  6. claw bar,
  7. claw foot,
  8. claw hammer,
  9. claw hatchet,
  10. claw off

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