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Etymology

Middle English clawe, from Old English clawu.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
claw

Plural
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  1. A curved, pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot of a mammal, reptile, or bird.
  2. The pincer of a crustacean or other arthropod.
  3. A mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting.

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Verb

Infinitive
to claw

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to claw (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To scratch or to tear at.
  2. To use the claws to seize.
  3. To use the claws to climb.

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