paw

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1paw

noun \ˈp\

: the foot of an animal that has claws

: a person's hand

Full Definition of PAW

1
:  the foot of a quadruped (as a lion or dog) that has claws; broadly :  the foot of an animal
2
:  a human hand especially when large or clumsy

Examples of PAW

  1. The dog injured his paw.

Origin of PAW

Middle English, from Anglo-French powe, poe
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PAW

2paw

verb

of an animal : to touch or hit (someone or something) with a paw or foot

: to touch (someone or something) in a rough or sexual way

: to search by using your hands in an awkward or careless way

Full Definition of PAW

transitive verb
1
:  to touch or strike at with a paw
2
:  to feel or touch clumsily, rudely, or sexually
3
:  to scrape or beat with or as if with a hoof
4
:  to flail at or grab for wildly
intransitive verb
1
:  to beat or scrape something with or as if with a hoof
2
:  to touch or strike with a paw
3
:  to feel or touch someone or something clumsily, rudely, or sexually
4
:  to flail or grab wildly
5
:  to search especially carelessly or roughly <pawed through the box of discount items>

Examples of PAW

  1. The bull was pawing the dirt.
  2. The celebrity couple was pawed by a mob of adoring fans.
  3. She claims that her boss got drunk and tried to paw her at the company Christmas party.
  4. A crowd of customers was pawing over the remaining sales items.
  5. She pawed through her purse to find her cell phone.

First Known Use of PAW

15th century

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