English - Vietnamese Dictionary
claw /klɔ:/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (kỹ thuật) cam, vấu, cái kẹp
- (thông tục) tay
- hold out your claw: đưa tay ra đây
- to draw in one's claw
- bớt hăng, bớt sôi nổi; có thái độ ôn hoà hơn
- to pare (cut) someone's claw
- bẻ móng vuốt của ai (bóng)
- ngoại động từ
- quào, cào; xé (bằng vuốt)
- nội động từ
- (+ at) móc vào, bám lấy; vồ, chụp bằng móng
- the tiger clawed at the pig: hỗ vồ lợn
- (+ off) (hàng hải) ra khơi, ra khỏi bến cảng (thuyền)
- claw me and I'll claw you
- hãy đề cao tôi, tôi lại đề cao anh
+sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
+a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
+a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
+a bird's foot
+move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
+clutch as if in panic
+scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
+attack as if with claws
Advanced English Dictionary
1 talon, nail:
The cat had scratched her badly with its claws.
2 scratch, tear, scrape, rake, slash:
She clawed at his face to break his grip on her throat.
3 grapple, grab, catch, scrape, scrabble:
He tried to climb up the embankment, clawing at the steep wall.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 one of the sharp curved nails on the end of an animal's or a bird's foot: The cat lashed out with its claws.
2 a long, sharp curved part of the body of some types of SHELLFISH, used for catching and holding things: the claws of a crab
3 part of a tool or machine, like a claw, used for holding, pulling or lifting things: a claw hammer (= used for pulling out nails)
Idioms: get your claws into sb
1 (disapproving) if a woman gets her claws into a man, she tries hard to make him marry her or to have a relationship with her: She's really got her claws into you!
2 to criticize sb severely: Wait until the media gets its claws into her.
more at RED adj.
~ (at) sb/sth to scratch or tear sb/sth with claws or with your fingernails: [V] The cat was clawing at the leg of the chair. + (figurative) Branches clawed at her hair. + [VN] She had clawed Stephen across the face. + (figurative) His hands clawed the air.
Idioms: claw your way back, into sth, out of sth, to sth, etc. to gradually achieve sth or move somewhere by using a lot of determination and effort: She clawed her way to the top of her profession. + Slowly, he clawed his way out from under the collapsed building.
Phrasal Verbs: claw sth<->back
1 to get sth back that you have lost, usually by using a lot of effort: The company is trying to claw back its share of the market. + Newcastle managed to claw a goal back.
2 (of a government) to get back money that has been paid to people, usually by taxing them: The Chancellor is expected to claw back £2.8 billion in the budget.
related noun CLAWBACK
a cat with sharp claws
| powerful, strong
VERB + CLAW
sharpen | dig, sink
The tiger dug its claws into his leg.
The lion growled and showed its claws.
CLAW + NOUN
in sb's ~s
The cat held a bird in its claws.
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