paw Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “paw” in the English Dictionary

"paw" in British English

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pawnoun

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 ​humanhand: Take ​yourfilthy paws off my ​nicecleantowel!
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pawverb

uk   /pɔː/  us   /pɑː/
[I or T] to ​touch something with a paw: When ​theirdogheard them it ​began pawing (at) the ​ground in ​excitement. [T] informal to ​feel or ​touch someone ​roughly with the ​hands, ​especially in an ​unpleasantsexual 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 ​elsefeels 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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