claw off


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claw off

vb
(Nautical Terms) (adverb, usually tr) nautical to avoid the dangers of (a lee shore or other hazard) by beating
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It was impossible to hoist sail and claw off that shore.
If you simply twist the claw off, you'll likely injure the socket and kill the crab.
It was a foolish decision as Godin got to the ball first and his header looped over Casillas who couldn't get back in time to claw off the line.
They may also think that painlessly clipping the claw off completely would aid the healing process, which is another reason why you need to get your dog checked up quickly.
DURHAM Dynamos are looking for a Riverside repeat as they bid to claw off the bottom of their t20 group at home to Yorkshire Vikings this evening.
He was this year but his preparation was bad as he had to have a dew claw off and it wasn't to be.
Apparently, the only way to go if you are of the feathered variety, is to claw off the wrapper and get your beak in.
A reveller who lost his wallet in the sea during a drunken swimming challenge with his brother has been reunited with it - after a diver found it in a lobster's claw off the Plymouth coast.