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  ( claws    plural & 3rd person present)   ( clawing    present participle)   ( clawed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The claws of a bird or animal are the thin, hard, curved nails at the end of its feet.  
usu pl  
The cat tried to cling to the edge by its claws.     
2       n-count   The claws of a lobster, crab, or scorpion are the two pointed parts at the end of its legs which are used for holding things.  
usu pl  
3       verb   If an animal clawsat something, it scratches or damages it with its claws.  
The wolf clawed at the tree and howled the whole night.      V at n  
4       verb   To clawat something mean to try very hard to get hold of it.  
His fingers clawed at Blake's wrist...      V at n  
5       verb   If you claw your way somewhere, you move there with great difficulty, trying desperately to find things to hold on to.  
Some did manage to claw their way up iron ladders to the safety of the upper deck.      V way prep/adv   claw back  
1       phrasal verb   If someone claws back some of the money or power they had lost, they get some of it back again.  
They will eventually be able to claw back all or most of the debt...      V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If a government claws back money, it finds a way of taking money back from people that it gave money to in another way.  
The Chancellor will try to claw back £3.5 billion in next year's Budget.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
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      n   nail, nipper, pincer, talon, tentacle, unguis  
      vb   dig, graze, lacerate, mangle, maul, rip, scrabble, scrape, scratch, tear  

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Consulte también:

claw back, caw, claw back, clad

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