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1. claw

noun. ['ˈklɔ'] sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles.

Synonyms

  • talon
  • unguis
  • horny structure

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • unhook
  • rotor
  • nonmember

Etymology

  • clawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clawu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Claw

  • robertshaw
  • withdraw
  • redraw
  • mcgraw
  • mccraw
  • loblaw
  • foresaw
  • czeslaw
  • anspaugh
  • alspaugh
  • straw
  • mcgaw
  • mcgaugh
  • mcgagh
  • mccaw
  • macaw
  • inlaw
  • guffaw
  • eshbaugh
  • colaw
  • bashaw
  • ashbaugh
  • alpaugh
  • allbaugh
  • albaugh
  • traugh
  • spaw
  • spaugh
  • slaw
  • slaugh

How do you pronounce claw?

Pronounce claw as klɔ.

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Example sentences of the word claw


1. Noun, singular or mass
The large left claw is used for defense, and the smaller right claw for scooping food and water.

2. Verb, base form
Even if you provide scratching posts for Scruffy, he may still be inclined to claw your precious belongings.

Quotes containing the word claw


1. Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!(from Tooth and Claw in Season 2)
- Russell T. Davies

2. the writing of somemenis like a vast bridgethat carries youoverthe many thingsthat claw and tear.The Wine of Forever
- Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell

3. I despise the rituals of fake friendship. I wish we could just claw each other's eyes out and call it a day; instead we put on huge radiant smiles and spout compliments until our teeth hurt from the saccharine sweetness of it all.
- Jody Gehrman, Babe in Boyland

2. cat's-claw

noun. erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida.

Synonyms

  • catclaw
  • shrub
  • black bead
  • Pithecellodium unguis-cati
  • genus Pithecellobium
  • Pithecolobium
  • bush
  • Pithecellobium

Antonyms

  • superior

3. claw-shaped

adjective. shaped like a claw.

Antonyms

  • amorphous

4. claw

verb. ['ˈklɔ'] move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging.

Synonyms

  • work

Antonyms

  • break
  • unmake

Etymology

  • clawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clawu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. claw

verb. ['ˈklɔ'] clutch as if in panic.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • clutch

Antonyms

  • give
  • let go of
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • clawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clawu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. claw

noun. ['ˈklɔ'] a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods.

Synonyms

  • pincer
  • member
  • nipper
  • extremity
  • chela
  • crustacean

Antonyms

  • defend
  • praise
  • square
  • angular

Etymology

  • clawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clawu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. claw

noun. ['ˈklɔ'] a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something.

Synonyms

  • grappling hook
  • grapple
  • grappler
  • tenterhook
  • anchor
  • dress hanger
  • pothook
  • hook
  • mechanical device
  • grapnel
  • ground tackle
  • coat hanger
  • clothes hanger

Antonyms

  • bottom
  • stay in place
  • thin
  • reduce

Etymology

  • clawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clawu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. claw

verb. ['ˈklɔ'] attack as if with claws.

Synonyms

  • snipe
  • assault
  • round
  • attack
  • lash out

Antonyms

  • end
  • finish
  • evolution
  • soothe

Etymology

  • clawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clawu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. claw

noun. ['ˈklɔ'] a bird's foot.

Antonyms

  • unfasten

Etymology

  • clawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clawu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. claw

verb. ['ˈklɔ'] scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails.

Synonyms

  • scratch
  • clapperclaw
  • scratch up

Antonyms

  • break even
  • lose
  • bottom out
  • top out

Etymology

  • clawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clawu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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