To claw off
Claw Claw, v. i. To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw. ``Clawing [in ash barrels] for bits of coal.'' --W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster]

{To claw off} (Naut.), to turn to windward and beat, to prevent falling on a lee shore. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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