claw

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Synonyms for claw

Synonyms for claw

sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles

a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

a bird's foot

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move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging

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clutch as if in panic

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scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails

attack as if with claws

References in periodicals archive ?
During Prime Minister's Question Time, Liberal Democrat work and pensions spokesman David Laws asked Mr Blair whether the Inland Revenue had acted illegally by clawing back cash so quickly.
BENEFITS Minister Alistair Darling came under renewed fire last night for clawing back money from the miners.
And Wayne Thomas, Welsh Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, said: "They are clawing back money which is not theirs.
A heavy fall by teenage prospect Ross Brady in his first ride also hampered the Monarchs' chances of clawing back a four-point deficit from the first leg at Armadale.