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clawed

[ klawd ]

adjective

  1. having claws (sometimes used in combination):

    sharp-clawed.



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Other Words From

  • un·clawed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of clawed1

First recorded in 1250–1300, clawed is from the Middle English word claued. See claw, -ed 3

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Example Sentences

Hedren narrowly missed having an eyeball clawed out during one take.

For every age, there have been subjugated people who have clawed for freedom and dignity.

They clawed their way to the top, inch by inch, not letting anything stand in their way.

Even Bob Dole clawed his way into a positive territory after the 1996 Republican fete in San Diego (32-29).

The clawed back wages will barely dent the $5.8 billion loss—but they send a message.

He was a fat little man who sat habitually with a hand on either knee, which he clawed absently both in conversation and thought.

It was late evening by the light, and he clawed the mask off his face to draw thankful lungfuls of the good outer air.

The mud slipped under his feet; he staggered and clawed at the bank, but his fingers found no hold.

Choking and spitting the lad clawed at his burning mouth and throat.

Now we are going to have a kind of bitter, clawed, forked female, in vestments over breeches.

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