"paw" in the noun sense
a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
2. hand, manus, mitt, paw
the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
"he had the hands of a surgeon"
"he extended his mitt"
"paw" in the verb sense
scrape with the paws
"The bear pawed the door"
"The man tried to paw her"
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