claw back

claw back
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "claw back":
present tense I/you/we/they claw back he/she/it claws back present participle clawing back past tense clawed back past participle clawed back British
a) to get something again that you had lost such as power, especially gradually and with difficulty
b) if a government or company claws back money after losing it, it gets it again, for example by making people pay higher taxes or charging higher prices

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