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Definition of "craw" [craw]

  • The crop of a bird or insect. (noun)
  • The stomach of an animal. (noun)
  • Stick in (one's) craw To cause one to feel abiding discontent and resentment. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "craw" in a sentence
  • "Sticking most in my craw is having to miss the Long Beach Opera's "No Mozart" show, honoring the composer's anniversary year by featuring none of his music but three works by Nyman, Andriessen, and Part about Mozart and his legacy."
  • "But what really sticks in my craw is I'm here sitting in a stadium other taxpayers and I paid for."
  • "The Personal Democracy Forum provided plenty of food for thought to masticate, but one bit that’s stuck in my craw is the way the phrase “citizen journalism,” which should denote an important concept, seems to be turning into a marketing buzzword for mediocre writers."