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claw

noun [C] uk   /klɔː/ us    /klɑː/
one of the sharp curved nails at the end of each of the toes of some animals and birds: Our cat likes to sharpen her claws on the legs of the dining table.The legs and feet of non-human animals one of the two pointed parts, used for holding things, at the end of the legs of some insects and sea creatures: Keep your fingers away from the crab's claws when you pick it up.Miscellaneous animal body parts

claw

verb [I or T] uk   /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
Phrasal verbs
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