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Synonyms for claw

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clawnoun

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

    hook, chela, nipper, pincer

  2. hook, clawnoun

    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, pincernoun

    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. clawverb

    a bird's foot

    hook, chela, nipper, pincer

  5. clawverb

    move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging

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

  6. clawverb

    clutch as if in panic

    "She clawed the doorknob"

  7. clawverb

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

  8. clawverb

    attack as if with claws

    "The politician clawed his rival"

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. clawnoun


  2. clawverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. clawnoun

    talon, dewclaw

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

  2. clawverb

    scratch, laniate, lacerate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "claw":

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

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How to use claw in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Kaylee Muthart:

    So I pushed my thumb, pointer, and middle finger into each eye. I gripped each eyeball, twisted, and pulled until each eye popped out of the socket — it felt like a massive struggle, the hardest thing I ever had to do, because I could no longer see, I don't know if there was blood. But I know the drugs numbed the pain. I'm pretty sure I would have tried to claw right into my brain if a pastor hadn't heard me screaming, ‘I want to see the light!’ — which I don't recall saying — and restrained me.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Matt Hamilton:

    We never tend to do it the easy way, we like to put our backs up against the wall and try and claw our way out of it.

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