Claw - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something (syn: hook)
- a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods (syn: chela, nipper, pincer)
- a bird's foot
- clutch as if in panic
- scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
- attack as if with claws
The eagle was carrying a mouse in its sharp claws.
The excavating machine's claw dug into the earth.
How can we stop the cat from clawing the drapes?
The dog clawed a hole in the carpet.
She tried to claw his face with her fingernails.
The cat dug his claws into my leg.
The cat keeps clawing at the rug.
Claw me and I'll claw thee.
They clawed their way to the top of the mountain
She clawed the doorknob
The politician clawed his rival
undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw
In the meantime his generals will want to claw back some of their old influence.
present participle: clawing
past tense: clawed
past participle: clawed