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claw

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Noun claw has 4 senses
  1. claw - sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
    --1 is a kind of
    horny structure, unguis
    --1 has particulars: bear claw; talon
    Derived form: verb claw3
  2. hook, claw - a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
    --2 is a kind of mechanical device
    --2 is a part of
     coat hanger, clothes hanger, dress hanger; grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron
    --2 has particulars: anchor, ground tackle; pothook; tenterhook
  3. claw, chela, nipper, pincer - a structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
    --3 is a kind of extremity, appendage, member
    --3 is a part of crustacean
    Derived form: verb claw3
  4. claw - a bird's foot that has claws
    --4 is a kind of
    bird's foot
    Derived form: verb claw3
Verb claw has 4 senses
  1. claw - move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging; "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"
    --1 is one way to
    make, work
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. claw - clutch as if in panic; "She clawed the doorknob"
    --2 is one way to
    seize, prehend, clutch
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. claw - scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
    --3 is one way to
    scratch, scrape, scratch up
    Derived forms: noun claw3, noun claw4, noun claw1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. claw - attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival"
    --4 is one way to
    attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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