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English verb: clapperclaw

1. clapperclaw (contact) claw with the nails

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)claw

2. clapperclaw (communication) use foul or abusive language towards

SamplesThe actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket.
The angry mother shouted at the teacher.

Synonymsabuse, blackguard, shout

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

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

Narrower (hyponym)curse, rail, revile, slang, vilify, vituperate

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