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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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