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Definitions of paw

  1. To scrape with the fore foot. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To scrape or touch with the forefoot; colloquially, to handle awkwardly or fondly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To scrape or strike with the forefoot; touch with the paws. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To pass the paw over; to stroke or handle with the paws; hence, to handle fondly or rudely. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To scrape or beat with the forefoot. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To scrape with the forefoot: to handle with the paws: to handle roughly: to flatter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To draw the forefoot along the ground; to beat or scrape with the forefoot. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To draw the forefoot along the ground like a horse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. scrape with the paws; "The bear pawed the door" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. touch clumsily; "The man tried to paw her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To scrape with the fore foot; to handle roughly; to flatter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To scrape or draw the fore foot along the ground, as a horse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. The foot of a quadruped having claws, as the lion, dog, cat, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The foot of a four-footed animal with claws. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. The foot of a beast of prey having claws: the hand, used in contempt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. The foot of a beast. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To scrape with the foot; handle roughly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. The foot or hand of an animal having nails or claws. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The foot of beasts with claws. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. The foot of an animal having claws; the hand, in contempt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for paw

  1. This was to consist in my arranging the various stuffed creatures in as comical a way as I could; and my first thought was to take the rabbit, alter its position a little, and lay it upon an extemporised bed, with the doctor- the owl- holding one paw to feel its pulse, while all the other creatures looked on. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  2. And once more the little bear in the water waved a paw at him. – The Tale of Cuffy Bear by Arthur Scott Bailey
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