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English noun: claw

1. claw (animal) sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles


Broader (hypernym)horny structure, unguis


Narrower (hyponym)bear claw, talon

2. claw (artifact) a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something


Synonymshook


Broader (hypernym)mechanical device


Narrower (hyponym)anchor, ground tackle, pothook, tenterhook


Part meronymclothes hanger, coat hanger, dress hanger, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron

3. claw (animal) a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods


Synonymschela, nipper, pincer


Broader (hypernym)appendage, extremity, member


Part meronymcrustacean

4. claw (animal) a bird's foot


Broader (hypernym)bird's foot


English verb: claw

1. claw (motion) move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging


SamplesThey clawed their way to the top of the mountain.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)make, work

2. claw (contact) clutch as if in panic


SamplesShe clawed the doorknob.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

3. claw (contact) scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)scrape, scratch, scratch up


Narrower (hyponym)clapperclaw

4. claw (communication) attack as if with claws


SamplesThe politician clawed his rival.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe









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