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English definition of “claw”

claw

verb     /klɔː/
claw your way (somewhere) to achieve something with great effort or difficulty : claw your way into/out of sth He clawed his way out of near bankruptcy . She was always an excellent student , and she has clawed her way up to being a highly successful bank executive .
(Definition of claw verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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