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Synonyms for claw

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. claw(noun)

    sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles

    hook, chela, nipper, pincer

  2. hook, claw(noun)

    a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

    hook shot, chela, crotchet, lure, hook, sweetener, nipper, bait, hooking, come-on, pincer, draw

  3. claw, chela, nipper, pincer(noun)

    a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

    pair of tweezers, kid, nestling, tiddler, fry, nipper, hook, pair of pincers, pincer, shaver, tyke, minor, tike, small fry, tweezer, youngster, chela, child

  4. claw(verb)

    a bird's foot

    hook, chela, nipper, pincer

  5. claw(verb)

    move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging

    "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"

  6. claw(verb)

    clutch as if in panic

    "She clawed the doorknob"

  7. claw(verb)

    scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails

  8. claw(verb)

    attack as if with claws

    "The politician clawed his rival"

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. claw(n.)


  2. claw(v. a.)

    tear (with the claws), scratch, lacerate, laniate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. claw(n)

    talon, dewclaw

    Associated words:
    ungual, unguicular, retract, retractile, unguiculate, pounced, unguiform

  2. claw(v)

    scratch, laniate, lacerate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "claw":

    griffe, devil, scrawl, hook, pincer, pinch, clamp

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  1. Jonathan Sudaria:

    The argument that a weaker pound and euro should lend some support to those respective economies, and the fact that a US rate hike should be an indicator of strength for the U.S. economy, still exists and we're set to see traders trying to claw back some of yesterday's losses on the open.

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Nails can be varnished, But they also claw. (Ongles peuvent être vernis, - Mais ils griffent aussi.)

  3. Tiger Woods:

    I got off to a crap start .... and those are the easier holes, and I had to try to fight back and claw out a round today, which I was able to do.

  4. Alderman Ed Burke:

    This is a step that is necessary to refund existing debt and begin to take steps to claw out of the financial condition we are in at the present time.

  5. Behnam Ben Taleblu:

    Relieving sanctions on entities active in funding Irans revolutionary foreign policy, especially under the auspices of trying to claw back a fatally flawed deal that added to Tehrans coffers, would be the definition of a self-imposed strategic setback.

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