Meaning of CLAW in English

CLAW

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bear claw

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

sharp

The pain burrowed through Léonie, tore at her with sharp claws .

We are lost, for they will surely tear us to pieces with their sharp claws .

Kittens sometimes take badly to this over-zealous embrace and strike out with their sharp claws .

As for Ewan, he will probably be vastly amused until those sharp claws get in the way.

Glowing eyes opened. Sharp small claws flexed.

And I belong to the Kakinishisha clan, the sharp claws .

They were a sub-order with sharp claws and a prominent second toe looking like a huge sickle.

She would always be bad-tempered, liable to peck out an eye or lash out dangerously with those sharp claws .

■ NOUN

bear

I am wearing my bear claws and flying into the upper regions with the thunderbirds.

Before I left, Gary gave me a necklace of bear claws .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Bellowing, the thing was trying to reach over the stair-rail with its other encrusted, decomposing claw .

Blackberry almost drove Pipkin on to it with his claws.

Dianne Wiest has her moments, though, as a fluffy gangster's moll with claws of steel.

His arms are wrapped in a white winding cloth, and the claws of a dead chicken hang near his head.

They let the claw go each year and it grows back as big as ever.

This is because the claws have so many important functions in the life of a cat.

Usually the Daemon in that card snarled with bared fangs and reached out with wicked claws.

We are lost, for they will surely tear us to pieces with their sharp claws.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

hand

The hands are clawed , deformed, seemingly clutching madly or reaching out in desperation.

Their language had been something dreadful, and hands had reached to claw at garments.

The hand reeked of garlic-she clawed at it, her muffled shouts oozing out between the fingers.

Eyes bulging, he collapsed, hands feebly clawing at his mouth.

way

The vine clawed its way up the wall at the end.

She was there as her son clawed his way up from the post-coma cognitive level of a 2-year-old.

This was the early-eighties and Britain was clawing its way out of recession on the back of a demand-led boom.

You have to really work and claw your way up there.

There was not a man present who had not stepped over bodies of rivals to claw his way to his present position.

She was still clawing her way out of her first marriage, not thinking about the next, as I was.

In the next seven years, Assad clawed his way up the ladder until he emerged as sole leader in 1970.

He will probe unceasingly for loopholes by which to claw his way back to his prewar stature.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Marian's two-year-old toddler was clawing at her skirt.

Their dog clawed all the paint off the doors.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Benedettini clawed the ball out with his right hand, but a linesman raised his flag to indicate a goal.

Forgetting the pain clawing at her maltreated ankle, Luce stared unbelievingly at a head and shoulders portrait of herself.

She was there as her son clawed his way up from the post-coma cognitive level of a 2-year-old.

Something in his face fought, clawed, was smothered.

The cat shifted about on his lap, clawed at the woolen nubs of his trousers.

You have to really work and claw your way up there.

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