The definition of a claw is a sharp, pointed nail or anything resembling a claw.(noun)
To claw is to grab or tear using the nails on a hand or foot.(verb)
An example of claw is a dog trying to climb up its owner leg instead of going into a bath.
See claw in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME claue < OE clawu < IE *g(e)l-eu- < base *gel-, to make round, clench (as a fist) > cling, clamp, climb
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See claw in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English clawe
Origin: , from Old English clawu.
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