get one's claws on

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get one's claws on

:to get possession of (something valuable)
  • They're still trying to get their claws on her money.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

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

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

  3. : one of the pincerlike organs terminating some limbs of various arthropods (such as a lobster or scorpion)

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

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


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