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English definition of “paw”

paw

noun     /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 . → Compare hoof nounThe legs and feet of non-human animals [C usually plural] informal humorous a human hand : Take your filthy paws off my nice clean washing !The hand
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