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English definition of “claw sth back”

claw sth back

mainly UK phrasal verb with claw     /klɔː/ verb [I, T]
to try to get back something that you had before: The party is desperately trying to claw back support.Giving, bringing or getting back
(Definition of claw sth back from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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