Meaning of “clawback” in the English Dictionary

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"clawback" in Business English

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clawbacknoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈklɔːbæk/ us

FINANCE a situation in which a government or company takes back money that it has already paid:

A Parliamentary motion called for the clawback of tax credit overpayments.
a clawback clause/provision Company clawback provisions would force executives who commit fraud to return bonuses and pay.

STOCK MARKET a gradual increase in the the price of a share after it has gone down:

The airline managed a clawback of 4.1% of Monday's 7% fall.

UK STOCK MARKET an offer to investors who already own shares in a company the right to buy some of the shares that it has offered to new investors:

New shares were placed on a 6% discount to the market price, with a clawback to existing company shareholders.

(Definition of “clawback” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)