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claw

claw

 
 
pronunciation:
klaw
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin, sharp, curved nail on the foot of an animal.
 
synonyms:
talon
similar words:
nail, pounce
definition 2: the grasping part on the leg of a crustacean or insect.
Look out, or the crab's claw will pinch your toe!
definition 3: any object that looks or acts like a claw.
Use the claw of the hammer to pull out the nails.
similar words:
arm, hook, talon
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: clawed, clawing, claws
definition: to scratch, tear, dig, or pull with or as if with claws.
The cat clawed the boy's hand.
synonyms:
scratch
similar words:
dig, gouge, rip, scrape, tear
derivations: clawless (adj.), clawer (n.)
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