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Dictionary definition for: Claw

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

2. (v) move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging; "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"

3. (n) a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

4. (v) clutch as if in panic; "She clawed the doorknob"

5. (n) a structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

6. (v) scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails

7. (n) a bird''s foot that has claws

8. (v) attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival"

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