verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of paw1
OTHER WORDS FROM pawpawer, nounun·pawed, adjective
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Definition for paw (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for paw
For instance, in one of several sensory tests, mice from microbe-deficient mothers took longer to notice a small piece of tape stuck to one of their paws.A mother mouse’s gut microbes help wire her pup’s brain|Carolyn Wilke|September 23, 2020|Science News
Try your hand at it by selecting dead, dry softwoods like cedar, paw paw, or willow for your drill and board.This essential survival tool can save your life 10 different ways|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
The team put the mice into boxes and gave their paws a slight electrical shock.Towards ‘Eternal Sunshine’? New Links Found Between Memory and Emotion|Shelly Fan|July 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
A dog’s height, coat and paws are important things to consider when choosing a dog for a project, DeMatteo says.
This extra contact helps the bear hold on as it releases and raises a true paw.Pandas use their heads as a kind of extra limb for climbing|Susan Milius|March 13, 2020|Science News For Students
Jimbo sat behind me, and patted me on the back with his heavy tomahawk of a paw.
But there are some compelling reasons to view the advantages that ruling gave the GOP in 2010 as something of a monkey's paw.
They decide to adopt a stray cat, Paw Paw, in the hopes that it will fill the void in their relationship.
And he took with him his cane with the crook on the handle, hanging it over his paw.Bully and Bawly No-Tail|Howard R. Garis
So the grizzly just waits for a fish to rise—and then he pounces on it and catches it with his paw.The Wonders of the Jungle|Prince Sarath Ghosh
But she never even raised a paw against this easy quarry; it was a higher hunting that now engrossed her.Neighbors Unknown|Charles G. D. Roberts
None ever passed it without testing the material with its teeth or giving it a slap with its paw.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
An enormous puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and feebly stretching out one paw, trying to touch her.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland|Lewis Carroll