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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:

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

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How to use claw in a sentence?

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

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

  2. Paul Klee:

    Genius sits in a glass house -- but in an unbreakable one --conceiving ideas. After giving birth, it falls into madness. Stretches out its hand through the window toward the first person happening by. The demon's claw rips, the iron fist grips. Before, you were a model, mocks the ironic voice between serrated teeth, for me, you are raw material to work on. I throw you against the glass wall, so that you remain stuck there, projected and stuck. (Then come the lovers of art and contemplate the bleeding work from outside. Then come the photographers. New art, it says in the newspaper the following day. The learned journals give it a name that ends in ism.)

  3. Sanjiv Gajiwala:

    We are working around the clock to increase supply given the rapid growth in consumer demand, white Claw has accelerated faster than anyone could have predicted.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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