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Noun: claw  klo
  1. Sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
     
  2. A mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
    - hook
     
  3. A grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
    - chela, nipper, pincer
     
  4. A bird's foot
Verb: claw  klo
  1. Move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
    "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"
     
  2. Clutch as if in panic
    "She clawed the doorknob"
     
  3. Scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
     
  4. Attack as if with claws
    "The politician clawed his rival"

Derived forms: claws, clawed, clawing

Type of: appendage, assail, assault, attack, bird's foot, clutch, extremity, horny structure, lash out, make, mechanical device, member, prehend [archaic], round, scrape, scratch, scratch up, seize, snipe, unguis, work

Part of: clothes hanger, coat hanger, crustacean, dress hanger, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron, hanger

Encyclopedia: Claw