Pronunciation of Claw
/klˈɔː/, /klˈɔː/, /k_l_ˈɔː/
Synonyms for claw:
Sense 1 (noun)
ambush, assail, assault, attack, barb, cant hook, crook, fang, fingernail, go for, grapnel, grappling hook, grappling iron, manus, mug, nail, paw, set on, spur, tentacle, unguis, Dewclaw, Pincers, Ungula, come at, fly at, strike at, clutching hand, forked end, nail claw, tack claw.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
chela, hook, nipper, pincer.
nail of animal; tool shaped like nail of an animal (noun)
using sharp nail (verb)
bristle, feeler, jig, paw, predation, prong, scavenge, tine, catch at, fire irons, grab at, razor blade, the business end.
dip into, juggle, mimic, trot.
Usage examples for claw:
- The beast checked himself in the act of leaping, and crouched with his great paws outstretched, every hooked claw thrust out, ready to tear and mangle. - "Into the Primitive", Robert Ames Bennet.
- Of equal import was a disreputable- looking mahogany desk with brass handles and claw feet which had belonged to my great- grandmother before it was banished to the garret within a month after our wedding ceremony, on the plea that none of the drawers would work. - "The Opinions of a Philosopher", Robert Grant.
- For he hadn't a tooth, and he hadn't a claw, In that 'Struggle' so 'Sublime'; And, however sharp they touch'd him on the raw, He couldn't come up to time. - "The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens", Charles Dickens.
- The legs are of medium length and fairly robust, ending in a long, powerful, sharp and very mobile claw. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.
- What if creation had paused there, and you or I had been called upon to decide whether self- conscious life should be added in the form of the existing animal creation, and the hitherto peaceful universe should come under the rule of Nature as we now know her, " red in tooth and claw"? - "The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist).
- The second; that Mr. Bijah Bixby had resigned the claw- hammer and had ceased to open the packing cases in the Railroad Room. - "The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill", Winston Churchill.
- Throughout the conversation, Lentilov called himself " Montehomo, the Hawk's Claw," and Volodya was " my pale- face brother!" - "The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.