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paw

paw

 
pronunciation:
paw
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the foot of a four-legged animal, esp. one with claws.
 
definition 2: (informal) a hand.
The man had paws as big as those of a bear.
similar words:
hand
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pawed, pawing, paws
definition 1: to tap or strike with a paw or paws.
The cat gently pawed the toy mouse.
definition 2: to beat, scrape, or dig at with claws or feet.
The stallion pawed the ground fiercely.
definition 3: to handle clumsily, roughly, or with too much familiarity.
Will you stop pawing me?
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to scrape the ground or the like with claws or feet.
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  cat, dog, foot