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paw

 (pô)
n.
1. The foot of an animal, especially a quadruped, that has claws or nails.
2. Informal A human hand, especially a large clumsy one: "Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water" (John Steinbeck).
v. pawed, paw·ing, paws
v.tr.
1. To feel or strike with the paw or paws.
2. To strike or scrape with a beating motion: The bull pawed the ground before charging.
3.
a. To touch or handle clumsily or roughly.
b. To feel or touch (another) in an annoying or unwanted way. See Synonyms at touch.
v.intr.
1. To scrape the ground with the forefeet: The horse pawed restlessly.
2. To handle someone or something clumsily, rudely, or with too much familiarity: Don't paw at everything you see.

[Middle English pawe, from Old French powe.]

paw′er n.

paw

(pɔː)
n
1. (Zoology) any of the feet of a four-legged mammal, bearing claws or nails
2. informal a hand, esp one that is large, clumsy, etc
vb
3. (Zoology) to scrape or contaminate with the paws or feet
4. (tr) informal to touch or caress in a clumsy, rough, or overfamiliar manner; maul
[C13: via Old French from Germanic; related to Middle Dutch pōte, German Pfote]

paw

(pɔ)

n.
1. the foot of an animal that has claws; broadly, the foot of a quadruped.
2. Informal. the human hand, esp. one that is large, rough, or clumsy.
v.t.
3. to strike or scrape with the paws or feet.
4. to handle or caress clumsily, rudely, or with unwelcome familiarity.
v.i.
5. to beat or scrape the floor, ground, etc., with the paws or feet.
6. to use one's hands in an awkward manner.
[1300–50; Middle English pawe, variant of powe < Middle French poue (c. Occitan pauta) < Germanic; compare Dutch poot, German Pfote]
paw′er, n.

paw


Past participle: pawed
Gerund: pawing

Imperative
paw
paw
Present
I paw
you paw
he/she/it paws
we paw
you paw
they paw
Preterite
I pawed
you pawed
he/she/it pawed
we pawed
you pawed
they pawed
Present Continuous
I am pawing
you are pawing
he/she/it is pawing
we are pawing
you are pawing
they are pawing
Present Perfect
I have pawed
you have pawed
he/she/it has pawed
we have pawed
you have pawed
they have pawed
Past Continuous
I was pawing
you were pawing
he/she/it was pawing
we were pawing
you were pawing
they were pawing
Past Perfect
I had pawed
you had pawed
he/she/it had pawed
we had pawed
you had pawed
they had pawed
Future
I will paw
you will paw
he/she/it will paw
we will paw
you will paw
they will paw
Future Perfect
I will have pawed
you will have pawed
he/she/it will have pawed
we will have pawed
you will have pawed
they will have pawed
Future Continuous
I will be pawing
you will be pawing
he/she/it will be pawing
we will be pawing
you will be pawing
they will be pawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pawing
you have been pawing
he/she/it has been pawing
we have been pawing
you have been pawing
they have been pawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pawing
you will have been pawing
he/she/it will have been pawing
we will have been pawing
you will have been pawing
they will have been pawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pawing
you had been pawing
he/she/it had been pawing
we had been pawing
you had been pawing
they had been pawing
Conditional
I would paw
you would paw
he/she/it would paw
we would paw
you would paw
they would paw
Past Conditional
I would have pawed
you would have pawed
he/she/it would have pawed
we would have pawed
you would have pawed
they would have pawed

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.PAW - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadrupedpaw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
canid, canine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
felid, feline - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
animal foot, foot - the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
forepaw - front paw; analogous to the human hand
pad - the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
2.PAW - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limbpaw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
arteria digitalis, digital arteries - arteries in the hand and foot that supply the fingers and toes
arteria metacarpea, metacarpal artery - dorsal and palmar arteries of the hand
intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalis - veins connecting the dorsal and palmar veins of the hand or the dorsal and plantar veins of the foot
metacarpal vein, vena metacarpus - dorsal and palmar veins of the hand
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
clenched fist, fist - a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
hooks, maulers, meat hooks - large strong hand (as of a fighter); "wait till I get my hooks on him"
right hand, right - the hand that is on the right side of the body; "he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left"; "hit him with quick rights to the body"
left hand, left - the hand that is on the left side of the body; "jab with your left"
palm, thenar - the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
extremity - that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso
ball - a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; "the ball at the base of the thumb"; "he stood on the balls of his feet"
metacarpus - the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges
Verb1.paw - scrape with the paws; "The bear pawed the door"
scrape, grate - scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
2.paw - touch clumsily; "The man tried to paw her"
caress, fondle - touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"

paw

noun (Informal)
1. hand, palm, mitt (slang) He shook her hand with his big paw.
verb (Informal)
1. manhandle, grab, maul, molest, handle roughly Women do not want to be pawed by the men they work with.
Translations
كَفُّ الْـحَيَوَانِمِخْلَبيَضْربُ الأرْض بِحَوافِرِهيَضْرب او يَلْمس الأرْض بِمَخالبِه
hrabat kopytypackasekat tlapoutlapatlapka
poteskrabedaskelab
käpälätassu
šapa
mancsmancsát ráteszikapálja a földet
krafsalöpp, loppa, hrammurslá til meî loppu
動物の足穴を掘る足で押す足の裏
동물의 발
draskyti letenakasti kanopasuduoti letena
aiztikt/grābt ar ķepukārpītķepa
labă
drapkať labkouhrabať kopytamilab a
šapa
tass
อุ้งเท้า
pençepençe vurmakayakeşelemekpati
chân động vật

paw

[pɔː]
A. N
1. [of animal] → pata f; [of cat] → garra f; [of lion] → zarpa f, garra f
2. (= hand) → manaza f
B. VT
1. [animal] → tocar con la pata; [lion] → dar zarpazos a
to paw the ground [horse] → piafar
2. (pej) (= touch) [+ person] → manosear, tocar; (amorously) → sobar
stop pawing me!¡fuera las manos!
C. VI to paw at sth [animal] → tocar algo con la pata; (to wound) → dar zarpazos a algo

paw

[ˈpɔː]
npatte f
vt
[dog] → frapper de ses pattes
to paw the ground [horse] → piaffer
The horse pawed the ground → Le cheval piaffait.
(pejorative) [person] → tripoter
Stop pawing me! → Arrête de me tripoter!

paw

1
n (of animal)Pfote f; (of lion, bear)Pranke f, → Tatze f; (pej inf: = hand) → Pfote f (inf); keep your paws off!Pfoten weg! (inf)
vt
(= touch)tätscheln; (lion etc)mit der Pfote or Tatze berühren; to paw the ground (lit)scharren
(pej inf: = handle) → betatschen (inf)
vi to paw at somebody/somethingjdn/etw betätscheln or betatschen (inf)

paw

2
n (US dial inf) → Pa m (inf)

paw

[pɔː]
1. n (of animal, also) (fam) (hand) → zampa
2. vt
a. (subj, animal) → dare una zampata a
to paw the ground (also) (fig) → scalpitare
b. (pej) (sexually) → palpare, mettere le zampe addosso a

paw

(poː) noun
the foot of an animal with claws or nails. The dog had a thorn in its paw.
verb
1. (of an animal) to touch, hit etc (usually several times) with a paw or paws. The cat was pawing (at) the dead mouse.
2. (of an animal) to hit (the ground, usually several times) with a hoof, usually a front hoof. The horse pawed (at) the ground.

PAW

كَفُّ الْـحَيَوَانِ tlapa pote Pfote πατούσα pata, zarpa käpälä patte šapa zampa 動物の足 동물의 발 klauw pote łapa pata лапа tass อุ้งเท้า pençe chân động vật
References in classic literature ?
They bellowed and pawed up the soft earth with their hoofs, rolling their eyes and tossing their heads.
The huge and unwieldy talons pawed stupidly about the grinning muzzle, and while Heyward kept his eyes riveted on its movements with jealous watchfulness, the grim head fell on one side and in its place appeared the honest sturdy countenance of the scout, who was indulging from the bottom of his soul in his own peculiar expression of merriment.
My temper rose, by steady and sure degrees, and as I pawed on and on, I fell to making vicious comments under my breath.