Claw

  • 1 Claw — (kl[add]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clawed} (kl[add]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clawing}.] [AS. clawan. See {Claw}, n.] 1. To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails. [1913 Webster] 2. To relieve from some uneasy sensation, as by scratching; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 claw — [klɔː ǁ klɒː] verb claw back phrasal verb 1. [transitive] claw something → back FINANCE if a company claws back shares, it takes back new shares that it had offered to its present shareholders, but they do not want to buy, and offers them to… …

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  • 3 Claw — (kl[add]), n. [AS. clawu, cl[=a], cle[ o]; akin to D. klaauw, G. klaue, Icel. kl[=o], Sw. & Dan. klo, and perh. to E. clew.] 1. A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails;… …

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  • 4 CLAW — bezeichnet: CLAW Hypothese, Hypothese über einen negativen Rückkopplungseffekt in der Klimaforschung Claw (Computerspiel) Eagle Claw Operation Eagle Claw Der Mann mit der stählernen Klaue („The Steel Claw“) …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 Claw — Разработчик Takarajimasha Издатель Monolith Productions Дата выпуска …

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  • 7 claw — claw; claw·less; wro·claw; de·claw; …

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  • 8 claw — ► NOUN 1) a curved, pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals. 2) the pincer of a crab, scorpion, or other arthropod. ► VERB 1) scratch or tear at with the claws or fingernails. 2) (claw away) try… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 claw — [n] nail of animal; tool shaped like nail of an animal barb, cant hook, clapperclaw, crook, fang, fingernail, grapnel, grappler, hook, manus, nail claw, nipper, paw, pincer, retractile, spur, talon, tentacle, unguis, ungula; concept 392 claw [v]… …

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  • 10 claw — [klô] n. [ME claue < OE clawu < IE * g(e)l eu < base * gel , to make round, clench (as a fist) > CLING, CLAMP1, CLIMB] 1. a sharp, hooked or curved horny structure, or nail, on the foot of a bird and of many reptiles and mammals 2. a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Claw — For other uses, see Claw (disambiguation). Talons redirects here. For the Bloc Party song, see Talons (song).For the UK band, see Talons (band). For the sports team, see Tulsa Talons. A domestic cat s retractable claw in protracted position A… …

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  • 12 claw — claw1 [klo: US klo:] n ↑fur, ↑paw, ↑claw [: Old English; Origin: clawu] 1.) a sharp curved nail on an animal, bird, or some insects ▪ The cat dug his claws into my leg. ▪ lobster claws 2.) get your claws into sb …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 claw — I UK [klɔː] / US [klɔ] noun [countable] Word forms claw : singular claw plural claws 1) [usually plural] the sharp curved end of a front leg of a sea creature such as a crab that it uses for holding things 2) [usually plural] the sharp curved… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 claw — claw1 [ klɔ ] noun count 1. ) usually plural the sharp curved part at the end of some animals toes, for example a cat 2. ) usually plural the sharp curved end of a front leg of an ocean creature such as a CRAB that it uses for holding things:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 claw — clawer, n. clawless, adj. /klaw/, n. 1. a sharp, usually curved, nail on the foot of an animal, as on a cat, dog, or bird. 2. a similar curved process at the end of the leg of an insect. 3. the pincerlike extremity of specific limbs of certain… …

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  • 16 claw — {{11}}claw (n.) O.E. clawu, earlier clea, claw, talon, from P.Gmc. *klawo (Cf. O.Fris. klawe claw, hoe, M.Du. klouwe, O.H.G. klawa, Ger. Klaue), from PIE *g(e)l eu from root *gel to make round, clench. {{12}}claw (v.) O.E …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17 claw — a modified seta found on the distal segment of the walking legs that is heavily sclerotized and has a sharp tip [Wilson, 1989]. (Order Cladocera): Caudal ramus [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Class Cephalocarida): One of up to several claw like… …

    Crustacea glossary

  • 18 claw — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ razor sharp, sharp ▪ a cat with sharp claws ▪ curved ▪ large, long ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 claw — I n. 1) to retract one s claws (cats retract their claws) 2) sharp claws 3) nonretractile; retractile claws II v. (d; tr.) to claw to (to claw one s way to the top) * * * [klɔː] retractile claws nonretractile sharp claws to retract one s claws… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 claw — [[t]klɔ͟ː[/t]] claws, clawing, clawed 1) N COUNT: usu pl The claws of a bird or animal are the thin, hard, curved nails at the end of its feet. The cat tried to cling to the edge by its claws. 2) N COUNT: usu pl The claws of a lobster, crab, or… …

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