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English noun: paw

1. paw (animal) a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped

Broader (hypernym)animal foot, foot

Narrower (hyponym)forepaw

Part holonympad

Part meronymcanid, canine, felid, feline

2. paw (body) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

SamplesHe had the hands of a surgeon.
He extended his mitt.

Synonymshand, manus, mitt

Broader (hypernym)extremity

Narrower (hyponym)clenched fist, fist, hooks, left, left hand, maulers, meat hooks, right, right hand

Part holonymarteria digitalis, arteria metacarpea, ball, digital arteries, finger, intercapitular vein, metacarpal artery, metacarpal vein, metacarpus, palm, thenar, vena intercapitalis, vena metacarpus

Part meronymarm, homo, human, human being, man

English verb: paw

1. paw (contact) scrape with the paws

SamplesThe bear pawed the door.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)grate, scrape

2. paw (contact) touch clumsily

SamplesThe man tried to paw her.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)caress, fondle


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