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Claw

Pronunciation: klạ
n.1.A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird.
2.The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc.
3.Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails.
4.(Bot.) A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink.
Claw hammer
a hammer with one end of the metallic head cleft for use in extracting nails, etc.
Claw hammer coat
a dress coat of the swallowtail pattern.
Claw sickness
foot rot, a disease affecting sheep.
v. t.1.To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails.
[imp. & p. p. Clawed (klạd); p. pr. & vb. n. Clawing.]
2.To relieve from some uneasy sensation, as by scratching; to tickle; hence, to flatter; to court.
3.To rail at; to scold.
Claw me, claw thee
stand by me and I will stand by you; - an old proverb.
To claw away
to scold or revile.
- Tyndale.
To claw (one) on the back
to tickle; to express approbation.
- L'Estrange.
To claw (one) on the gall
to find fault with; to vex.
- Chaucer.
v. i.1.To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw.
To claw off
(Naut.) to turn to windward and beat, to prevent falling on a lee shore.
Noun1.claw - sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
2.claw - a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
Synonyms: hook
3.claw - a structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
Synonyms: chela, nipper, pincer
4.claw - a bird's foot that has claws
Verb1.claw - move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging; "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"
2.claw - clutch as if in panic; "She clawed the doorknob"
3.claw - scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
4.claw - attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival"
abduct, abrade, agonize, bark, blemish, bloody, break, burn, carry off, catch, chafe, check, chip, convulse, crack, craze, crucify, cut, excruciate, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, gash, grab, grapple, harrow, hurt, impale, incise, injure, kidnap, kill by inches, lacerate, lancinate, macerate, maim, make mincemeat of, martyr, martyrize, maul, mutilate, pierce, puncture, punish, rack, rake, rend, rip, run, rupture, savage, scald, scarify, scorch, scotch, scrabble, scrape, scratch, scuff, shanghai, skin, slash, slit, sprain, stab, stick, strain, tear, throttle, torment, torture, traumatize, wound, wrench, wring
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