HyperDic: claw

English > 8 senses of the word claw:
NOUNanimalclawsharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
artifactclaw, hooka mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
animalclaw, chela, nipper, pincera grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
animalclawa bird's foot
VERBmotionclawmove as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
contactclawclutch as if in panic
contactclawscratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
communicationclawattack as if with claws
claw > pronunciation
Soundsklao'
Rhymesbylaw ... Wroclaw: 8 rhymes with lao...
English > claw: 8 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningsharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles.
Narrowerbear clawclaw of a bear
talonA sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey
Broaderhorny structure, unguisAny rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
Spanishgarra, uña
Catalangarra, urpa
Adjectivesungualof or relating to a nail or claw or hoof
Verbsclawscratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
English > claw: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something.
Synonymhook
Part ofcoat hanger, clothes hanger, dress hangerA hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on
grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling ironA tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding
Narroweranchor, ground tackleA mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
pothookAn S-shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire
tenterhookOne of a series of hooks used to hold cloth on a tenter
Broadermechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
Spanishgancho, garfio, garra
Catalanganxo, garfi, garra
English > claw: 8 senses > noun 3, animal
MeaningA grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods.
Synonymschela, nipper, pincer
Part ofcrustaceanAny mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
Broaderextremity, appendage, memberAn external body part that projects from the body
Spanishpinza
Catalanpinça
Verbsclawscratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
English > claw: 8 senses > noun 4, animal
MeaningA bird's foot.
Broaderbird's footThe foot of a bird
Verbsclawscratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
English > claw: 8 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove as if by clawing, seizing, or digging.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"
Broadermake, workproceed along a path
Spanisharañar, garrar, trepar
English > claw: 8 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningClutch as if in panic.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She clawed the doorknob"
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Spanishagarrar
English > claw: 8 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningscratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Narrowerclapperclawclaw with the nails
Broaderscratch, scrape, scratch upcut the surface of
Spanisharañar
Catalanarpar, esgarrapar, unglejar
Nounsclawsharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
clawa bird's foot
clawa grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
English > claw: 8 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningattack as if with claws.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The politician clawed his rival"
Broaderattack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assaultattack in speech or writing
Spanishdespedazar

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