Phrasal Verb: Claw back

Phrasal Verb: Claw back


Meaning: Get money back

Example: The new tax will CLAW BACK what the government has given out in grants.

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Phrasal Verb: Claw back


Meaning: Retake possession with difficulty

Example: The opposition parties are trying to CLAW BACK the voters they lost in the last election.

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- International English

Phrasal Verb: Claw back


Meaning: Regain possession with difficulty

Example: They are CLAWING BACK their market share from their competitors.

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