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Definition 1: sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles - [noun denoting animal]

(claw is a kind of ...) any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin

(... is a kind of claw ) claw of a bear; often used in jewelry

(... is a kind of claw ) a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey

Definition 2: a bird's foot - [noun denoting animal]

(claw is a kind of ...) the foot of a bird

Definition 3: a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for claw in the sense of this definition

(claw is a kind of ...) an external body part that projects from the body

"it is important to keep the extremities warm"

(... is part of claw) any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton

Definition 4: a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for claw in the sense of this definition

(claw is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(... is a kind of claw ) a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

(... is a kind of claw ) an S-shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire

(... is a kind of claw ) one of a series of hooks used to hold cloth on a tenter

(... is part of claw) a hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on

(... is part of claw) a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

Definition 5: attack as if with claws - [verb of communication]

Samples where claw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The politician clawed his rival

(claw is a kind of ...) attack in speech or writing

"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

Definition 6: scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails - [verb of contact]

(claw is a kind of ...) cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

(... is a kind of claw ) claw with the nails

Definition 7: clutch as if in panic - [verb of contact]

Samples where claw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She clawed the doorknob

(claw is a kind of ...) take hold of; grab

"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter" "She clutched her purse" "The mother seized her child by the arm" "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

Definition 8: move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging - [verb of motion]

Samples where claw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They clawed their way to the top of the mountain

(claw is a kind of ...) proceed along a path

"work one's way through the crowd" "make one's way into the forest"

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