claw your way (somewhere) Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “claw your way (somewhere)” in the English Dictionary

"claw your way (somewhere)" in British English

See all translations

claw your way (somewhere)

to ​moveforwards with ​difficulty, ​especially by using ​stiffcurvedfingers to ​remove the things that are in ​your way: The rescuers could ​hear the ​sound of the ​trappedpeopledesperatelytrying to claw ​their way through the ​rubble.figurative Sidney ​ruthlesslyclawed his way (up) from the ​position of ​juniorclerk tochairman of the ​company (= he ​achievedsuccess with ​effort and by ​hurting other ​people).
(Definition of claw your way (somewhere) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

SMART Thesaurus: Moving on your hands and legs or on your stomach

“claw your way (somewhere)”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More