verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of claw
OTHER WORDS FROM clawclawer, nounclawless, adjectivede·claw, verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH clawclause, claws
Words nearby claw
Example sentences from the Web for claw
Some have killer claws or jaws, some have camouflage, some taste bad or spew poison.What is Brood X? When do cicadas come out in 2021? Answering your buggiest questions.|Bonnie Berkowitz, Artur Galocha|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
It’s apparent in the claw back from a 4-9 start to conference play.Mark Turgeon’s Terrapins might not be great, but they sure are gritty|Barry Svrluga|March 11, 2021|Washington Post
This allowed the researchers to capture detailed information about their claws and wings.Dinosaurs may have evolved into birds, but early flights didn’t go so well|Kate Baggaley|October 23, 2020|Popular Science
The bubble gripper, for instance, is an automated claw with soft pads on its gripping surfaces.Toyota’s robotic butler will serve you from the ceiling|Stan Horaczek|October 3, 2020|Popular Science
My sisters Rosa and Liz called it “the claw,” lovingly at times, and at other times I was not so sure.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dragon, now dangling by a claw from the edge of the sand tray, is on the cusp of defeat.The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment|Alex Suskind|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My personal favorite—by which I mean least favorite—is the still-underrated phenomenon of selfie claw hand.
Are we looking at some sort of formal discrimination – a Jim Claw system?
Yes, the agency did try to claw back some of the money it gave out after Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, reports Michael Moynihan.From Katrina To Sandy, FEMA Rumors and Failures Keep Swirling|Michael Moynihan|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the middle of his singing he felt the cold touch of the Crab's claw on the apple of his throat.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The woman holds in her claw-like hand a half-empty bottle of cheap red wine.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
She laughed still more when the parrot took a piece of cake in his claw, and ate it, bit by bit, as nicely as she could herself.
Two of the fingers, or the thumb and finger had been enlarged or grafted into a bone-like semblance of a crab's claw.
A dying man raised one horrible crab claw to me, called out my name!