Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun claw

4 senses of claw

Sense 1
claw -- (sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles)
       => horny structure, unguis -- (any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin)

Sense 2
hook, claw -- (a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something)
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Sense 3
claw, chela, nipper, pincer -- (a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods)
       => extremity, appendage, member -- (an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm")

Sense 4
claw -- (a bird's foot)
       => bird's foot -- (the foot of a bird)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb claw

4 senses of claw

Sense 1
claw -- (move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging; "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain")
       => make, work -- (proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest")

Sense 2
claw -- (clutch as if in panic; "She clawed the doorknob")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 3
claw -- (scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails)
       => scratch, scrape, scratch up -- (cut the surface of; wear away the surface of)

Sense 4
claw -- (attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival")
       => attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault -- (attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker")

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