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verb as in using sharp nail

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If borrowing rates start to climb dramatically, the hope of clawing out of the slump will fade very quickly.

Three or four generations were crouched around her, wailing and weeping, some clawing at her still body.

Three weeks from the caucus, Newt, Romney and Paul are in the top tier with Perry and Bachmann clawing to get back in.

Their thin, bare branches clawing to be gone from this fiercesome place.

The president is furiously backtracking; Republicans are clawing over each other to demonize Muslims; Democrats are dead silent.

With her all-powerful and elastic muscles she encircled and oppressed her mount, clawing with two great talons at his breast.

A dancer went down, coughing and clawing at his throat, while yelps of surprise and pain told me others had been wounded.

She caught at him with clawing hands, her eyes wild, her teeth showing from behind tightly drawn lips.

Recovering herself with an effort, she turned her face again to the officer, who was clawing about for his missing club.

The bear tumbled out of the path, howling in misery, and clawing at his nose and eyes.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clawing, such as: scratch, dig, rip, itch, tear, and open.

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