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claw

 (klô)
n.
1. A sharp, curved, horny structure at the end of a toe of a vertebrate animal.
2.
a. A chela or similar pincerlike structure on the end of a limb of a crustacean or arachnid.
b. One of one or more small curved structures at the tip of an appendage of an invertebrate, especially an insect or other arthropod.
c. A limb terminating in such a structure.
3. Something, such as the cleft end of a hammerhead, that resembles a claw.
4. Botany A narrowed, stalklike basal part of a petal, sepal, or bract.
tr. & intr.v. clawed, claw·ing, claws
To scratch, dig, tear, or pull with the claws or fingernails.

[Middle English clawe, from Old English clawu.]

clawed adj.

claw

(klɔː)
n
1. (Zoology) a curved pointed horny process on the end of each digit in birds, some reptiles, and certain mammals
2. (Zoology) a corresponding structure in some invertebrates, such as the pincer of a crab
3. a part or member like a claw in function or appearance
4. (Botany) botany the narrow basal part of certain petals and sepals
vb
5. to scrape, tear, or dig (something or someone) with claws, etc
6. (tr) to create by scratching as with claws: to claw an opening.
[Old English clawu; related to Old High German kluwi, Sanskrit glau- ball, sphere]
ˈclawer n
ˈclawless adj

claw

(klɔ)

n.
1. a sharp, usu. curved, nail on the foot of an animal, as on a cat, dog, or bird.
2. a similar curved process at the end of the leg of an insect.
3. the pincerlike extremity of specific limbs of certain arthropods: lobster claws.
4. any part or thing resembling a claw, as the cleft end of the head of a hammer.
v.t.
5. to tear, scratch, seize, pull, etc., with or as if with claws.
6. to make by or as if by scratching, digging, etc., with hands or claws: to claw a hole in the earth.
7. to proceed by or as if by using the hands or claws: They clawed their way through the jungle.
v.i.
8. to scratch, tear, pull, or dig with or as if with claws.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English clawu, clēa, c. Old Saxon clāuua, Old High German chlāwa]
claw′er, n.
claw′less, adj.

claw

(klô)
1. A sharp, curved nail at the end of a toe of a mammal, reptile, or bird.
2. A pincer, as of a lobster or crab, used for grasping.

claw


Past participle: clawed
Gerund: clawing

Imperative
claw
claw
Present
I claw
you claw
he/she/it claws
we claw
you claw
they claw
Preterite
I clawed
you clawed
he/she/it clawed
we clawed
you clawed
they clawed
Present Continuous
I am clawing
you are clawing
he/she/it is clawing
we are clawing
you are clawing
they are clawing
Present Perfect
I have clawed
you have clawed
he/she/it has clawed
we have clawed
you have clawed
they have clawed
Past Continuous
I was clawing
you were clawing
he/she/it was clawing
we were clawing
you were clawing
they were clawing
Past Perfect
I had clawed
you had clawed
he/she/it had clawed
we had clawed
you had clawed
they had clawed
Future
I will claw
you will claw
he/she/it will claw
we will claw
you will claw
they will claw
Future Perfect
I will have clawed
you will have clawed
he/she/it will have clawed
we will have clawed
you will have clawed
they will have clawed
Future Continuous
I will be clawing
you will be clawing
he/she/it will be clawing
we will be clawing
you will be clawing
they will be clawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clawing
you have been clawing
he/she/it has been clawing
we have been clawing
you have been clawing
they have been clawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clawing
you will have been clawing
he/she/it will have been clawing
we will have been clawing
you will have been clawing
they will have been clawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clawing
you had been clawing
he/she/it had been clawing
we had been clawing
you had been clawing
they had been clawing
Conditional
I would claw
you would claw
he/she/it would claw
we would claw
you would claw
they would claw
Past Conditional
I would have clawed
you would have clawed
he/she/it would have clawed
we would have clawed
you would have clawed
they would have clawed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.claw - sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptilesclaw - sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
bear claw - claw of a bear; often used in jewelry
talon - a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey
horny structure, unguis - any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
2.claw - a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
anchor, ground tackle - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
clothes hanger, coat hanger, dress hanger - a hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on
grapnel, grapple, grappling hook, grappling iron, grappler - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
pothook - an S-shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire
tenterhook - one of a series of hooks used to hold cloth on a tenter
3.claw - a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
appendage, extremity, member - an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
4.claw - a bird's foot
bird's foot - the foot of a bird
Verb1.claw - move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging; "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"
work, make - proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
2.claw - clutch as if in panic; "She clawed the doorknob"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
3.claw - scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
clapperclaw - claw with the nails
scratch up, scratch, scrape - cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
4.claw - attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival"
lash out, attack, snipe, assail, assault, round - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

claw

noun
1. nail, talon, unguis (technical) The cat's claws got caught in my clothes.
2. pincer, nipper The lobster has two large claws.
verb
1. scratch, tear, dig, rip, scrape, graze, maul, scrabble, mangle, lacerate She struck back at him and clawed his arm with her hand.
Translations
رِجْلُ السَّرَطانقَدمٌ كالمَخْلَبمَخْلَبمِخْلَبيَخْدُش
urpa
drápdrápatklepetopařát
kloklosakskradseriveflå
küünisküünistamasõrg
eläimen kynsikynsikynsiäleukaraapia
kandžapandža
ollókarmolkaromköröm
klóklóra, rífakrabbakló
かぎづめ
발톱
draskyti nagaisdraskytis nagaisletenanagaspėda
iecirstķetnanagsplēstspīles
garrapuã
driapaťklepetopodriapať
kleščekrempelj
kandžaканџа
klo
กรงเล็บ
pençepençe atmak/ vurmakpençe tırnağıtırmalamakkıskaç
vuốt

claw

[klɔː]
A. N
1. (Zool) [of cat, bird etc] → garra f; [of lobster] → pinza f
2. (Tech) → garfio m, gancho m
3. claws (= fingers) → dedos mpl, mano fsing
to get one's claws into sb (= attack) → atacar con rencor a algn; (= dominate) → dominar a algn
to get one's claws onagarrarse de or a
get your claws off that!¡fuera las manos!
to show one's clawssacar las uñas
B. VT
1. (= scratch) → arañar; (= tear) → desgarrar
to claw sth to shredsdesgarrar algo completamente, hacer algo trizas
2. to claw one's way somewhereabrirse camino a toda costa
to claw one's way to the top (fig) → abrirse paso hasta la cima a toda costa
C. CPD claw hammer Nmartillo m de orejas
claw at VI + PREP (= scratch) → arañar; (= tear) → desgarrar
claw back VT + ADV (fig) → volver a tomar, tomar otra vez para sí

claw

[ˈklɔː]
n
[animal] → griffe f
[bird of prey] → serre f
[lobster] → pince f
vt
(= scratch) → griffer
[pull at] to claw at sth → tirer sur qch
(= attack) to claw at sb/sth → griffer qn/qch
claw back
vt [+ loss, money] → récupérerclaw hammer nmarteau m arrache-clou

claw

nKralle f; (of lions, birds of prey also, of excavator)Klaue f; (of lobster etc)Schere f, → Zange f; (of hammer)Nagelklaue f; to show one’s claws (fig)die Krallen zeigen; to get one’s claws into somebody (inf)(dauernd) auf jdm herumhacken; once a woman like that has got her claws into a man …wenn eine Frau wie die erst einmal einen Mann in den Klauen hat …
vtkratzen; badly clawedschlimm zerkratzt; the mole claws its way through the soilder Maulwurf wühlt sich durch das Erdreich; they clawed their way out from under the rubblesie wühlten sich aus dem Schutt hervor; he clawed his way to the top (fig)er hat sich an die Spitze durchgeboxt; two women, like cats, clawing each otherzwei Frauen, die wie Hyänen aufeinander losgingen
vi to claw at somethingsich an etw (acc)krallen; he clawed desperately for the handleer krallte verzweifelt nach der Klinke

claw

:
clawback
n (for individual) → Rückerstattung f; from this sale the government got a £3m clawaus diesem Verkauf flossen 3 Millionen Pfund in die Staatskasse zurück
claw hammer
nTischlerhammer m
claw mark
nKratzer m

claw

[klɔː]
1. n (of cat, small bird) → unghia; (of lion, eagle, bird of prey) → artiglio; (of lobster) → chela, tenaglia
2. vtgraffiare
to claw sth to shreds → dilaniare qc
3. vi to claw atgraffiare; (prey) → ghermire
claw back vt + adv (tax, duty) → recuperare

claw

(kloː) noun
1. one of the hooked nails of an animal or bird. The cat sharpened its claws on the tree-trunk.
2. the foot of an animal or bird with hooked nails. The owl held the mouse in its claw.
3. (the pointed end of) the leg of a crab etc.
verb
to scratch or tear (at something) with claws or nails. The two cats clawed at each other.

claw

مِخْلَب dráp klo Kralle νύχι garra, zarpa eläimen kynsi griffe kandža artiglio かぎづめ 발톱 klauw klo pazur garra коготь klo กรงเล็บ pençe vuốt

claw

n. garra;
___ footpie en ___;
___ handmano en ___.

claw

n garra, (of a pet) uña; vt arañar, desgarrar
References in classic literature ?
Not a speck escaped Aunt March's eye, and all the furniture had claw legs and much carving, which was never dusted to suit.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw.
So in dreams, have I seen majestic Satan thrusting forth his tormented colossal claw from the flame Baltic of Hell.
So in a frenzy of despair Marija began to claw her way toward the doors of this building, through a throng of men, women, and children, all as excited as herself.
Shall be pleased with his acquaintance," said Marks, thrusting out a long, thin hand, like a raven's claw.
And so there was no parting, for in his fancy I went with him; he knew not but I went with him, my hand in his -- my young soft hand, not this withered claw.
It was really the hotel we were after, monstrously magnified by the fog, but we took it for the face of a precipice, and decided not to try to claw up it.
I had to claw away from the bank pretty lively four or five times, to keep from knocking the islands out of the river; and so I judged the raft must be butting into the bank every now and then, or else it would get further ahead and clear out of hearing -- it was floating a little faster than what I was.
The baby Tom would claw anybody who came within reach of his nails, and pound anybody he could reach with his rattle.
It might be a claw, for the flesh there is upon it,' was the Spirit's sorrowful reply.
I was so faint and weary that I closed with this offer; and taking the money out of his claw, not without trembling, went away more hungry and thirsty than I had ever been, a little before sunset.
At Epsom races, a matter of over twenty years ago, I got acquainted wi' a man whose skull I'd crack wi' this poker, like the claw of a lobster, if I'd got it on this hob.