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paw

noun uk   /pɔː/ us    /pɑː/
B2 [C] the foot of an animal that has claws or nails, such as a cat, dog, or bear: I found paw prints in the kitchen.
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[C usually plural] informal humorous a human hand: Take your filthy paws off my nice clean washing!

paw

verb uk   /pɔː/ us    /pɑː/
[I or T] to touch something with a paw: When their dog heard them it began pawing (at) the ground in excitement. [T] informal to feel or touch someone roughly with the hands, especially in an unpleasant sexual way
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