claw one's way

Definition of claw one's way

  1. :  to move ahead slowly by grabbing onto things The climbers clawed their way up the steep terrain. —often used figuratively The company is clawing its way out of bankruptcy. He clawed his way to the top of his profession.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a sharp usually slender and curved nail on the toe of an animal

    :  any of various sharp curved processes especially at the end of a limb (as of an insect)

    :  a limb ending in such a process

  1. :  to rake, seize, dig, or progress with or as if with claws

    :  to scrape, scratch, dig, or pull with or as if with claws

  1. :  a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

    :  an opening for passage

    :  the course traveled from one place to another :  route

  1. :  of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. :  by a long distance :  to a considerable degree or extent :  far

    :  by far :  much

    :  very

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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