how to pronounce claw


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claw is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of claw in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… built into it and that claw kind of …”

meanings of claw


  1. To move with one's fingertips.
  2. To use the claws to climb.
  3. To flatter; to fawn on (a person).
  4. To rail at; to scold.
  5. To relieve uneasy feeling, such as an itch, by scratching; hence, to humor or flatter, to court someone.
  6. To perform a claw catch.
  7. To scratch or to tear at.
  8. To use the claws to seize, to grip.


  1. A foot equipped with such.
  2. A curved, pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot of a mammal, reptile, or bird.
  3. A mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting.
  4. The pincer (chela) of a crustacean or other arthropod.
  5. A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, such as the base of petals of the pink.
  6. The act of catching a ball overhand.

claw frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word claw occurs in english on average 4.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics claw can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that claw can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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