Translation of claw in Spanish:
- 1.1 (of tiger, lion)(of eagle)to get one's claws into somebody [colloquial]he won't stand a chance if she gets her claws into himthe critics have got their claws into himes hombre muerto si cae en sus garraslos críticos se le han echado encima or se han encarnizado con élExample sentences1.2 (of crab, lobster)
Example sentences1.3 (of hammer)
- 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.
boca (feminine) sacaclavos(of excavator)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- the cat had clawed the rug to shredsto claw one's waythey clawed their way through the wreckage of the planeel gato había destrozado la alfombra con las uñashe clawed his way to the topse abrieron camino como pudieron entre los restos del aviónno reparó en medios para llegar a la cimaExample sentences
- 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.
- to claw
atsomethingshe clawed at his facethe cat's clawing at the doortrató de arañarle la carahe clawed at the branch as he fellel gato está arañando la puertaintentó agarrarse de la rama al caerExample sentences
- 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.
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