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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles;

2. a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something;
[syn: hook, claw]

3. a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods;
[syn: claw, chela, nipper, pincer]

4. a bird's foot;


VERB (4)

1. move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging;
- Example: "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"

2. clutch as if in panic;
- Example: "She clawed the doorknob"

3. scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails;

4. attack as if with claws;
- Example: "The politician clawed his rival"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Claw \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; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails. [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink. --Gray. [1913 Webster] Claw hammer, a hammer with one end of the metallic head cleft for use in extracting nails, etc. Claw hammer coat, a dress coat of the swallowtail pattern. [Slang] Claw sickness, foot rot, a disease affecting sheep. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

Claw \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; to tickle; hence, to flatter; to court. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Rich men they claw, soothe up, and flatter; the poor they contemn and despise. --Holland. [1913 Webster] 3. To rail at; to scold. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] In the aforesaid preamble, the king fairly claweth the great monasteries, wherein, saith he, religion, thanks be to God, is right well kept and observed; though he claweth them soon after in another acceptation. --T. Fuller [1913 Webster] Claw me, claw thee, stand by me and I will stand by you; -- an old proverb. --Tyndale. To claw away, to scold or revile. "The jade Fortune is to be clawed away for it, if you should lose it." --L'Estrange. To claw (one) on the back, to tickle; to express approbation. (Obs.) --Chaucer. To claw (one) on the gall, to find fault with; to vex. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

claw n 1: sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles 2: a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something [syn: hook, claw] 3: a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods [syn: claw, chela, nipper, pincer] 4: a bird's foot v 1: move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging; "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain" 2: clutch as if in panic; "She clawed the doorknob" 3: scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails 4: attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "claw": abduct, abrade, agonize, bark, blemish, bloody, break, burn, carry off, catch, chafe, check, chip, convulse, crack, craze, crucify, cut, excruciate, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, gash, grab, grapple, harrow, hurt, impale, incise, injure, kidnap, kill by inches, lacerate, lancinate, macerate, maim, make mincemeat of, martyr, martyrize, maul, mutilate, nail, pierce, puncture, punish, rack, rake, rend, rip, run, rupture, savage, scald, scarify, scorch, scotch, scrabble, scrape, scratch, scuff, shanghai, skin, slash, slit, sprain, stab, stick, strain, talon, tear, throttle, torment, torture, traumatize, wound, wrench, wring