Definitions of claw

  1. To tear with claws.
  2. To tear or scratch as with claws; use the claws or nails.
  3. To scratch or tear as with the claws or nails: to tickle.
  4. To scratch or drag with the claws.
  5. To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw.
  6. move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging; " They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"
  7. attack as if with claws; " The politician clawed his rival"
  8. clutch as if in panic; " She clawed the doorknob"
  9. scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
  10. To pull, scratch, or tear as with claws, or to tickle. To claw off or away, to turn and beat to windward, to prevent falling on a lee shore; to get off or escape; to scold or rail at.
  11. To tear or scratch with the nails.
  12. sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
  13. A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird.
  14. The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc.
  15. Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails.
  16. A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink.
  17. To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails.
  18. To rail at; to scold.
  19. A sharp, hooked, horny nail in the foot of an animal, as the cat; the whole foot of a bird; anything like a claw.
  20. The hooked nail of a beast or bird: the whole foot of an animal with hooked nails: anything like a claw.
  21. A hooked nail; anything like a hooked nail.
  22. A sharp, curved, horny nail; a claw like part; a stroke or movement as with claws.
  23. The sharp hooked nail of a beast, bird, or other animal; the whole foot of an animal, armed with hooked nails; the fore leg of a crab, lobster, & c.; the hand, in contempt; anything like a claw.
  24. A sharp hooked nail in the foot of a cat, bird, or other animal; the whole foot of a bird; in bot, the narrow base of some petals corresponding to the petiole of leaves.
  25. The stalk of a petal; a sharp curved nail on a finger or toe; the forceps of certain crustaceans; a curved process on the limbs of insects.