claw back

claw back
transitive verb (-s)
chiefly Britain : to get back (as money) by strenuous or forceful means (as taxation)

increases for farm spending … will have to be clawed backEconomist

clawback \\ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ \ noun chiefly Britain

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claw back [phrasal verb]
claw (something) back or claw back (something) chiefly Brit : to get back (something, such as money or business) by acting in a forceful way or by doing something that requires a lot of effort

With budget cuts looming, the government is trying to claw back some of the money it promised to state agencies.

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