claw
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claw(
kla
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of an animal)
a. la garra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(bird, tiger, lion, cat, bear)
The eagle grabbed the fish with its powerful claws.El águila agarró el pez con sus poderosas garras.
b. la zarpa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(tiger, lion, cat, bear)
The lion used his claws to break the ropes.El león se sirvió de sus zarpas para romper las cuerdas.
c. la pinza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(shellfish or scorpion)
What part of the lobster do you like more, the claw or the tail?¿Qué parte de la langosta te gusta más, la pinza o la cola?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to scratch)
a. arañar
The cat clawed my hands when I was trying to heal his wound.El gato me arañó las manos cuando trataba de curarle la herida.
3. (to tear)
a. desgarrar
The lion clawed the tent to shreds.El león les desgarró la tienda completamente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to scratch)
a. arañar
They left the prisoner clawing at the door of the cell.Dejaron al prisionero arañando la puerta de la celda.
5. (to clutch)
a. agarrarse
The climber clawed at a root, which stopped him from falling.El alpinista se agarró a una raíz, lo que evitó su caída.
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claw
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of animal, bird)
a. la garra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of crab, lobster)
a. la pinza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
claw hammermartillo de carpintero or de oreja
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (scratch)
a. arañar
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to claw one's way to the toplograr abrirse paso hasta la cima del éxito
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claw [klɔː]
noun
1 (Zool) [of cat, bird etc] garra (f); [of lobster] pinza (f)
2 (Téc) garfio (m); gancho (m)
3 claws (fingers) dedos (m); mano (f)
to get one's claws into sb (attack) atacar con rencor a algn; (dominate) dominar a algn; to get one's claws on agarrarse de or a; get your claws off that! ¡fuera las manos!; to show one's claws sacar las uñas
transitive verb
1 (scratch) arañar; (tear) desgarrar
to claw sth to shreds desgarrar algo completamente; hacer algo trizas
2
to claw one's way somewhere abrirse camino a toda costa
Some did manage to claw their way up iron ladders to the safety of the upper deck From its throat came a frantic whimpering as it tried pitifully to claw its way to the verge, dragging its mangled legs behind it
to claw one's way to the top abrirse paso hasta la cima a toda costa
Hong Kong industrialists have clawed their way to the top of the profitable export league
modifier
claw hammer (n) martillo (m) de orejas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "claw"
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sharp claw
la garra afilada
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