clawing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

clawing

  1. present participle of claw

Noun[edit]

clawing ‎(plural clawings)

  1. A scratch with the claws.
    • 1750, The Universal Magazine (volume 7, page 52)
      [] they are nevertheless always like the lion's keeper, who, when by long patience, a thousand feedings, and a thousand clawings, he hath made a fierce lion familiar, yet never gives him meat, but with pulling back his hand, always in fear []

Adjective[edit]

clawing ‎(comparative more clawing, superlative most clawing)

  1. Causing a visceral sensation of panic or terror.
    clawing fear