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English definition of “claw”

claw

verb [I/T]    /klɔ/
to cut esp . flesh with claws: [T] Nora’s cat attacked him and began clawing his back. Someone who claws his or her way somewhere uses a lot of effort to achieve something: [I] The team trailed , 24–13, after one quarter but clawed to 26–18 by halftime.
(Definition of claw verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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