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Definition 1: a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped - [noun denoting animal]

(paw is a kind of ...) the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings

(... is a kind of paw ) front paw; analogous to the human hand

(paw is a part of ...) the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger

(... is part of paw) any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

(... is part of paw) any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws

Definition 2: the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb - [noun denoting body]

Samples where paw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had the hands of a surgeon
  • he extended his mitt

Synonyms for paw in the sense of this definition

(paw is a kind of ...) that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

(... is a kind of paw ) large strong hand (as of a fighter)

"wait till I get my hooks on him"

(... is a kind of paw ) the hand that is on the left side of the body

"jab with your left"

(... is a kind of paw ) a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)

(... is a kind of paw ) the hand that is on the right side of the body

"he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left" "hit him with quick rights to the body"

(paw is a part of ...) a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass

"the ball at the base of the thumb" "he stood on the balls of his feet"

(paw is a part of ...) any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)

"her fingers were long and thin"

(paw is a part of ...) the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers

(paw is a part of ...) the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges

(paw is a part of ...) dorsal and palmar veins of the hand

(paw is a part of ...) veins connecting the dorsal and palmar veins of the hand or the dorsal and plantar veins of the foot

(paw is a part of ...) dorsal and palmar arteries of the hand

(paw is a part of ...) arteries in the hand and foot that supply the fingers and toes

(... is part of paw) a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb

(... is part of paw) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

Definition 3: touch clumsily - [verb of contact]

Samples where paw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The man tried to paw her

(paw is a kind of ...) touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

"He caressed her face" "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"

(paw implies ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

Definition 4: scrape with the paws - [verb of contact]

Samples where paw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bear pawed the door

(paw is a kind of ...) scratch repeatedly

"The cat scraped at the armchair"

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