Definition of Claw

1. Noun. Sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles.

Specialized synonyms: Bear Claw, Talon
Generic synonyms: Horny Structure, Unguis

2. Verb. Move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging. "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"
Generic synonyms: Make, Work

3. Noun. A mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something.
Exact synonyms: Hook
Specialized synonyms: Anchor, Ground Tackle, Pothook, Tenterhook
Group relationships: Clothes Hanger, Coat Hanger, Dress Hanger, Grapnel, Grapple, Grappler, Grappling Hook, Grappling Iron
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device
Derivative terms: Hook

4. Verb. Clutch as if in panic. "She clawed the doorknob"
Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize

5. Noun. A grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods.
Exact synonyms: Chela, Nipper, Pincer
Group relationships: Crustacean
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Extremity, Member
Derivative terms: Nip

6. Verb. Scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails.
Specialized synonyms: Clapperclaw
Generic synonyms: Scrape, Scratch, Scratch Up

7. Noun. A bird's foot.
Generic synonyms: Bird's Foot

8. Verb. Attack as if with claws. "The politician clawed his rival"
Generic synonyms: Assail, Assault, Attack, Lash Out, Round, Snipe

Definition of Claw

1. n. A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird.

2. v. t. To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails.

3. v. i. To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw.

Definition of Claw

1. Noun. A curved, pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot of a mammal, reptile, or bird. ¹

2. Noun. A foot equipped with such. ¹

3. Noun. The pincer of a crustacean or other arthropod. ¹

4. Noun. A mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting. ¹

5. Noun. (context: juggling uncountable) The act of catching a ball overhand. ¹

6. Verb. To scratch or to tear at. ¹

7. Verb. To use the claws to seize, to grip. ¹

8. Verb. To use the claws to climb. ¹

9. Verb. (juggling) To perform a claw catch. ¹

10. Verb. To move with one's fingertips. ¹

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Definition of Claw

1. to scratch with claws (sharp, curved toenails) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Claw

1. A narrow, stalk-like basal portion of a petal, sepal or bract. (12 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Claw

clavipectoral fascia
clavulanic acid
clavulanic acids
clavus hystericus
claw back
claw hammer
claw hammers
claw hatchet
claw off
claw ring
clawed frog
clawed frogs

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