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")

Antonyms of adj clawed

2 senses of clawed

Sense 1
clawed -- (having or resembling a claw or claws; often used as a combining form; "sharp-clawed")

INDIRECT (VIA unguiculate) -> ungulate, ungulated, hoofed, hooved -- (having or resembling hoofs; "horses and other hoofed animals")

Sense 2
clawed, taloned -- ((of predatory animals) armed with claws or talons)

INDIRECT (VIA armed) -> unarmed -- ((used of plants or animals) lacking barbs or stings or thorns)

Similarity of adj clawed

2 senses of clawed

Sense 1
clawed -- (having or resembling a claw or claws; often used as a combining form; "sharp-clawed")
       => unguiculate (vs. ungulate), unguiculated -- (having or resembling claws or nails; "unguiculate animals"; "an unguiculate flower petal")

Sense 2
clawed, taloned -- ((of predatory animals) armed with claws or talons)
       => armed (vs. unarmed) -- ((used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns)

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