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clawbacknoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈklɔːbæk/
FINANCE a ​situation in which a ​government or ​companytakes back ​money that it has already ​paid: A Parliamentary ​motion called for the clawback oftaxcredit overpayments.a clawback clause/provision Company clawback ​provisions would ​forceexecutives who ​commitfraud to ​returnbonuses and ​pay.
STOCK MARKET a gradual ​increase in the the ​price of a ​share after it has gone down: The ​airlinemanaged 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 ​marketprice, with a clawback to existing ​companyshareholders.
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