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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klawd]
    • /klɔd/
    • /klɔː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawd]
    • /klɔd/

Definitions of clawed word

  • adjective clawed having claws (sometimes used in combination): sharp-clawed. 1
  • noun clawed a sharp, usually curved, nail on the foot of an animal, as on a cat, dog, or bird. 1
  • noun clawed a similar curved process at the end of the leg of an insect. 1
  • noun clawed the pincerlike extremity of specific limbs of certain arthropods: lobster claws. 1
  • noun clawed any part or thing resembling a claw, as the cleft end of the head of a hammer. 1
  • noun clawed Typography. the hooklike projection from the right side of an r or from the bowl of a g. 1

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Origin of clawed

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
First recorded in 1250-1300, clawed is from the Middle English word claued. See claw, -ed3

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Parts of speech for Clawed


clawed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for clawed

noun clawed

  • nailed — a slender, typically rod-shaped rigid piece of metal, usually in any of numerous standard lengths from a fraction of an inch to several inches and having one end pointed and the other enlarged and flattened, for hammering into or through wood, other building materials, etc., as used in building, in fastening, or in holding separate pieces together.
  • hooked — bent like a hook; hook-shaped.
  • pawed — the foot of an animal having claws.
  • barbed — A barbed remark or joke seems polite or humorous, but contains a cleverly hidden criticism.
  • crooked — If you describe something as crooked, especially something that is usually straight, you mean that it is bent or twisted.

verb clawed

  • scrabbled — to scratch or scrape, as with the claws or hands.
  • tore — simple past tense of tear2 .
  • pierced — punctured or perforated, as to form a decorative design: a pendant in pierced copper.
  • dug — a simple past tense and past participle of dig1. and dig2 .
  • ripped — drunk; intoxicated.

Antonyms for clawed

verb clawed

  • agreed — If people are agreed on something, they have reached a joint decision on it or have the same opinion about it.
  • fixed — fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable; firmly implanted; stationary; rigid.
  • healed — to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.
  • helped — to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages.
  • hid — Human Interface Device

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