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synonyms for clawing

  • dig
  • rip
  • scratch
  • break
  • graze
  • hurt
  • itch
  • lacerate
  • mangle
  • maul
  • open
  • scrabble
  • scrap
  • scrape
  • tear

antonyms for clawing

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  • agree
  • cure
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • hide
  • mend
  • wait
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How to use clawing in a sentence

With her all-powerful and elastic muscles she encircled and oppressed her mount, clawing with two great talons at his breast.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
A dancer went down, coughing and clawing at his throat, while yelps of surprise and pain told me others had been wounded.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
She caught at him with clawing hands, her eyes wild, her teeth showing from behind tightly drawn lips.
THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
Recovering herself with an effort, she turned her face again to the officer, who was clawing about for his missing club.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
The bear tumbled out of the path, howling in misery, and clawing at his nose and eyes.
PRAIRIE SMOKE (SECOND EDITION, REVISED)MELVIN RANDOLPH GILMORE
Two more reports—ineffective, and then the two fell clawing and in a heap on the floor.
THE REVOLT OF THE STAR MENRAYMOND GALLUN
We rolled over and over, clawing at each other frantically, striking out blindly.
THE WASTED GENERATIONOWEN JOHNSON
He hit the water flat on his stomach, arms and legs outspread, clawing and kicking desperately.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN TEXASFRANK GEE PATCHIN
The flung fist sunk into the mate's stomach and he reeled forward, passing Urson, with Snake still clawing at his back.
THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
They usually came along about nine o'clock, by which time Howells and John were fairly clawing with hunger.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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