declaw


declaw
de·claw (.)dē-'klȯ vt to remove the claws of (a cat) usu. with the nail matrix and all or part of the last bone of the toe

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  • declaw — v. t. to remove the claws from, used especially with a cat as an object. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • declaw — [dē klô′] vt. to remove the claws of (esp. a domestic cat) …   English World dictionary

  • declaw — verb remove the claws from declaw a cat • Hypernyms: ↑take off • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • declaw — transitive verb Date: 1953 to remove the claws of (as a cat) surgically …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • declaw — v.t. * * * …   Universalium

  • declaw — verb a) To surgically remove the claws from. b) To make harmless. See Also: declawing …   Wiktionary

  • declaw — v. remove claws from the paws of animals (esp. cats); strip a person of power or authority (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • declaw — [di: klɔ:] verb remove the claws from (an animal, typically a cat) …   English new terms dictionary

  • declaw — de·claw …   English syllables

  • declaw — de•claw [[t]diˈklɔ[/t]] v. t. dch to remove the claws from …   From formal English to slang