Translation of claw in Spanish:


zarpa, n.

Pronunciation /klɔː//klɔ/


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    (of tiger, lion) zarpa feminine
    (of tiger, lion) garra feminine
    (of eagle) garra feminine
    to get one's claws into sb
    • 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 / se han encarnizado con él
    • But those don't look like cat claw marks.
    • His tail was wrapped around the pipe to hold himself steady and his claws were curved and elongated to hold him fast.
    • The Cape clawless otter derives its name from the fact that there are no claws on the digits.
    • The creature's claws were as curved like scythes, and as long as long swords.
    • In mammals, alpha-keratin is found in hair, bristles, hooves, nails, and claws as well as in soft skin.
    • Yet these earlier birds did not possess claws on their wings or teeth in their beaks.
    • Without glue, suction, or claws, these lizards scamper up walls and hang from ceilings.
    • Birds that cling to and climb the sides of trees, like woodpeckers and nuthatches, have strongly curved claws.
    • The limbs are only moderately long, and the feet are narrow, with four main digits and short claws.
    • The cat jumped to a height of two metres or more, hooked the bird with the claws of one outstretched paw and brought it crashing down to earth.
    • All digits have claws, which are not large but are very sharp.
    • Stalls sold everything from dried lizards and birds' claws to spanners, nails and toothpaste.
    • His hands are the same, long, clever fingers, five of them, with webbing stretched between and ending in wicked, slightly curved, claws.
    • He was also presented with a special ceremonial stick with a real eagle's claw attached.
    • Like many other rodents, all squirrels have five functional toes on the hindfeet and four on the forefeet, with a well-developed claw on each digit.
    • He lunged at me, diving down like an eagle towards a fish in the stream, extending longer and deadlier claws than any bird of prey could boast of.
    • They have 5 digits, each with long and sharp claws, the third claw being especially well developed.
    • The unguals are curved and taper to a sharp point, indicating that the digits terminated in distinct claws.
    • Lured into a folk chemist, I ducked beneath lizard claws and snake skins, dodged the birds' feet and goat horns.
    • A bird's claw was gripping the end of the hilt.
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    (of crab, lobster)
    pinza feminine
    • For starters, we were unable to resist the crab claws with prawn meat stuffing - pricey at £5, but they sounded delicious.
    • In some chelicerates, such as scorpions and some eurypterids, the pedipalps are modified into large claws.
    • The male fiddler crab bangs territorial warnings into the sand with its oversized claw.
    • Male fiddler crabs have one claw much larger than the other, which they use to signal to each other.
    • They look like scorpions without tail or claws, and they live from animals' droppings.
    • Before picking up a crab, we detached attached males by carefully pushing their claws off the females' terminal spines.
    • Top with the meat of one lobster claw and knuckle and half of one lobster tail.
    • The smoker returned in time for the special starter of fresh crab meat with crab claws.
    • Other starters included crispy potato skins with bacon and cheddar, Caesar salad, New Zealand mussels, crab claws and chowder.
    • Season the lobster claws and sauté on both sides until warmed through, about three minutes.
    • The lamb is divine, and the feast includes crab claws, soup, homemade scones and rhubarb tart.
    • The fiery broth is overflowing with tender calamari, a crab claw, shrimp, chunks of fish and one impeccable scallop.
    • But then Johnson saw the red claw and other characteristics of female crabs.
    • In some species, large males may use their major claw to kill smaller crabs.
    • Six large white and pink peeled crab claws were placed on the plate, basted with oil that made them shiny and enticing.
    • Please find attached two pictures that I took of a crab with four pincers on the one claw.
    • She was slightly less pleased with her crab and prawn thermidor, having expected a dish of crab claws and prawns rather than the tasty stew topped with crumble she received.
    • Add the crab claws and the remaining spring onions, stir well and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
    • We scramble between fishing rods, cameras and delicious crab claws, reluctant to sacrifice any of the three.
    • The shop also has a wide range of seafood including tiger prawns, mussels, sea bream and breaded crab claws.
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    (of hammer) boca sacaclavos feminine
    (of excavator) cuchara feminine
    • They were picked up too, and brought into hangars by metal claws on strong wires.
    • Mechanical diggers moved in with dinosaur-like claws, ripping away chunks of the six-storey building.
    • Somehow less alarming than that was was the deadly looking metal claw hanging from its left shoulder.
    • This he replaced with a mechanical claw plated with a non-tarnishing gold alloy.
    • They resembled green humanoid lizards, except for the black bodysuits and mechanical claws.
    • It took the huge mechanical claw of a giant bulldozer just 35 minutes to crush it to a pile of dust.
    • He extended a hooked claw and jimmied the window open.

transitive verb

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    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

intransitive verb

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    to 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