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“… 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.

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