There are 2 translations of claw in Spanish:

claw1

Pronunciation: /klɔː/

n

  • 1.1 (of tiger, lion) zarpa (f), garra (f); (of eagle) garra (f) to get one's claws into sb [colloquial/familiar] he won't stand a chance if she gets her claws into him es hombre muerto si cae en sus garras the critics have got their claws into him los críticos se le han echado encima or se han encarnizado con él
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    • Stalls sold everything from dried lizards and birds' claws to spanners, nails and toothpaste.
    • The limbs are only moderately long, and the feet are narrow, with four main digits and short claws.
    • Lured into a folk chemist, I ducked beneath lizard claws and snake skins, dodged the birds' feet and goat horns.
    1.2 (of crab, lobster) pinza (f)
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    • Please find attached two pictures that I took of a crab with four pincers on the one claw.
    • In some species, large males may use their major claw to kill smaller crabs.
    • They look like scorpions without tail or claws, and they live from animals' droppings.
    1.3 (of hammer) boca (f) sacaclavos; (of excavator) cuchara (f)
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    • This he replaced with a mechanical claw plated with a non-tarnishing gold alloy.
    • It took the huge mechanical claw of a giant bulldozer just 35 minutes to crush it to a pile of dust.
    • They resembled green humanoid lizards, except for the black bodysuits and mechanical claws.

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Word of the day veloz
adj
fast …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of claw in Spanish:

claw2

vt

  • the cat had clawed the rug to shreds el gato había destrozado la alfombra con las uñas to claw one's way they clawed their way through the wreckage of the plane se abrieron camino como pudieron entre los restos del avión he clawed his way to the top no reparó en medios para llegar a la cima
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    • I kept on yelling, while scratching and clawing at something in my back.
    • They rolled around on the floor, angrily scratching and slapping and clawing at each other.
    • He was holding onto the thick leg of an armchair, but tiny, scratching hands were clawing at him, forcing him to loosen his grip more and more gradually.

vi

  • arañarto claw at sth she clawed at his face trató de arañarle la cara the cat's clawing at the door el gato está arañando la puerta he clawed at the branch as he fell intentó agarrarse de la rama al caer
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    • It was a pitiful thing to find fortunate, but at that point she would grab and claw at anything that could possibly brighten the atmosphere.
    • He threw himself back in suffocating agony and began to claw desperately at his throat.
    • She fell to her knees gasping for air, her hands clawing at her throat.

Phrasal verbs

claw back

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (esp BrE)
[money/revenue] recuperar

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Word of the day veloz
adj
fast …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.