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English definition of “claw”

claw

verb [I or T]     /klɔː/ US  /klɑː/
to use claws to tear something or someone: He was seriously injured when one of the lions clawed his back. When our cat is hungry, she starts clawing at my legs.Animal (non-human) behaviour
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