Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun paw

2 senses of paw

Sense 1
paw -- (a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped)
       => animal foot, foot -- (the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings)

Sense 2
hand, manus, mitt, paw -- (the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt")
       => extremity -- (that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb paw

2 senses of paw

Sense 1
paw -- (scrape with the paws; "The bear pawed the door")
       => scrape, grate -- (scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair")

Sense 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")

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