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"paw" in British English

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pawnoun

uk   /pɔː/ us   /pɑː/

pawverb

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
(Definition of paw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paw" in American English

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pawnoun [C]

us   //
the foot of an animal, such as a cat, dog, or bear, that has claws or nails

pawverb [I/T]

us   //
infml A person who paws someone else feels or touches the other person, often in a sexual way that is too forceful.
(Definition of paw from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “paw”
in Korean 발톱…
in Arabic قَدم الحيَوان, مَخلَب…
in Malaysian kaki…
in French patte…
in Russian лапа…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爪,爪子, 手…
in Italian zampa…
in Turkish pençe…
in Polish łapa…
in Spanish pata, garra (gato), zarpa (león)…
in Vietnamese chân…
in Portuguese pata…
in Thai อุ้งเท้า…
in German die Pfote…
in Catalan pota, garra…
in Japanese (猫や犬などの)足, 手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爪,爪子, 手…
in Indonesian cakar…
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