2. [syn: abuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shout]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Clapperclaw \Clap"per*claw\ (kl[a^]p"p[~e]r*kl[add]), v. t.
[Clap + claw.]
1. To fight and scratch. --C. Smart.
2. To abuse with the tongue; to revile; to scold.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: claw with the nails
2: use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the
policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother
shouted at the teacher" [syn: abuse, clapperclaw,