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Definition of claw:

  1. A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird.
  2. A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink.
  3. Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails.
  4. The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc.
  5. To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails.
  6. To rail at; to scold.
  7. To relieve from some uneasy sensation, as by scratching; to tickle; hence, to flatter; to court.
  8. To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw.


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