Antonyms for clawing

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The leader of the greenish men paused in mid-leap, clawing at his stomach.

She broke away, clawing his face, screaming her maniacal cry.

The clawing hand hauled at my shoulder; he leered at me knowingly.

The girls were clawing at him; we were all four scrambling, swaying.

It fell, clawing and tearing, to roll helplessly down the slope.

His kisses, his "I love you," were the clawing of fingers high up on the wall.

A crushing weight of them was upon him, clawing and beating at him as he struggled to rise.

His hands were clawing desperately at the dogs of the outer valve.

There they rolled, clawing, striking, grappling at each other's throats.

In the middle of the window, a large green parrot was clawing at her perch.