Associations to the word «Claw»


CLAW, noun. A curved, pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot of a mammal, reptile, or bird.
CLAW, noun. A foot equipped with such.
CLAW, noun. The pincer (chela) of a crustacean or other arthropod.
CLAW, noun. A mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting.
CLAW, noun. (botany) A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, such as the base of petals of the pink.
CLAW, noun. (juggling) (uncountable) The act of catching a ball overhand.
CLAW, verb. To scratch or to tear at.
CLAW, verb. To use the claws to seize, to grip.
CLAW, verb. To use the claws to climb.
CLAW, verb. (juggling) To perform a claw catch.
CLAW, verb. To move with one's fingertips.
CLAW, verb. (obsolete) To relieve uneasy feeling, such as an itch, by scratching; hence, to humor or flatter, to court someone.
CLAW, verb. (obsolete) To rail at; to scold.
CLAW AWAY, verb. (obsolete) To scold or revile.
CLAW BACK, verb. (transitive) To recover or retake, with great effort, something that was lost.
CLAW HAMMER, noun. Any size hammer with 2 prongs protruding back from the head to allow for removing nails from wood.
CLAW HAMMERS, noun. Plural of claw hammer
CLAW OFF, verb. (nautical) (intransitive) to beat to windward to avoid being driven on to a lee shore
CLAW RING, noun. (nautical) a fitting on the boom of a yacht to take the main sheet when roller reefing is used
CLAW SICKNESS, noun. (obsolete) footrot

Dictionary definition

CLAW, noun. Sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles.
CLAW, noun. A mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something.
CLAW, noun. A grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods.
CLAW, noun. A bird's foot.
CLAW, verb. Move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging; "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain".
CLAW, verb. Clutch as if in panic; "She clawed the doorknob".
CLAW, verb. Scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails.
CLAW, verb. Attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival".

Wise words

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Florence Scovel Shinn