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claw

See definition of claw on Dictionary.com
  • nounnail of animal; tool shaped like nail of an animal
  • verbscratch, tear at

synonyms for claw

  • fingernail
  • paw
  • tentacle
  • barb
  • clapperclaw
  • fang
  • grapnel
  • grappler
  • hook
  • manus
  • nipper
  • pincer
  • spur
  • talon
  • unguis
  • cant hook
  • nail claw
  • ungula
See also synonyms for: clawing / claws
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How to use claw in a sentence

Try not to use a towel for this, as bats’ tiny claws can get caught in the fabric’s loops.
HOW TO ESCORT A BAT OUT OF YOUR HOMEJOHN KENNEDYAUGUST 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
At first glance, it appeared to be the scene of a classically gruesome bear mauling—gnashing jaws, torn flesh, crushed bones, the grim outcome of pitting fist against claw.
IT’S NO FUN TO WAKE A SLEEPING BEARJVERSTEEGHAUGUST 11, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
I curled my hand into a cat’s claw and looked, unsure what I was looking for.
I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO LIVE UNAPOLOGETICALLY IN A WORLD FREE OF GENDER EXPECTATIONS, INCLUDING MINEE.J. LEVYMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some have killer claws or jaws, some have camouflage, some taste bad or spew poison.
WHAT IS BROOD X? WHEN DO CICADAS COME OUT IN 2021? ANSWERING YOUR BUGGIEST QUESTIONS.BONNIE BERKOWITZ, ARTUR GALOCHAAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s apparent in the claw back from a 4-9 start to conference play.
MARK TURGEON’S TERRAPINS MIGHT NOT BE GREAT, BUT THEY SURE ARE GRITTYBARRY SVRLUGAMARCH 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This allowed the researchers to capture detailed information about their claws and wings.
DINOSAURS MAY HAVE EVOLVED INTO BIRDS, BUT EARLY FLIGHTS DIDN’T GO SO WELLKATE BAGGALEYOCTOBER 23, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The bubble gripper, for instance, is an automated claw with soft pads on its gripping surfaces.
TOYOTA’S ROBOTIC BUTLER WILL SERVE YOU FROM THE CEILINGSTAN HORACZEKOCTOBER 3, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
In the middle of his singing he felt the cold touch of the Crab's claw on the apple of his throat.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
The woman holds in her claw-like hand a half-empty bottle of cheap red wine.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
She laughed still more when the parrot took a piece of cake in his claw, and ate it, bit by bit, as nicely as she could herself.
THE NURSERY, DECEMBER 1881, VOL. XXXVARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CLAW

  • arrest
  • bag
  • bust
  • capture
  • clasp
  • claw
  • clench
  • clutch
  • collar
  • cop
  • corral
  • entangle
  • entrap
  • get one's fingers on
  • glom
  • glove
  • grab
  • grasp
  • grip
  • hook
  • lasso
  • lay hold of
  • nab
  • nail
  • net
  • pick
  • pluck
  • pounce on
  • prehend
  • secure
  • seize
  • snag
  • snare
  • snatch
  • take
  • take hold of
  • trap
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