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Paw \Paw\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pawed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pawing.]

  1. To pass the paw over; to stroke or handle with the paws; hence, to handle fondly or rudely.

  2. To scrape or beat with the forefoot.

    His hot courser pawed the Hungarian plane.

  1. Having (a specified kind or number of) paws. v

  2. (en-past of: paw)

Usage examples of "pawed".

The ancient molewife slowly pawed her flowery apron, eyes clouding over as the destiny of the lone traveller stole unbidden into her mind.

He was just dizzy and careless enough to annoy his sensitive horse, which as he drew it viciously up at the tomb neighed and pawed and tossed its head, much as on that former occasion when the rain had vexed it.

They took it to the naked phosphorescent thing on the carved golden pedestal, and the thing tittered and pawed at the bedding.

We could for the moment do nothing but watch the old black cat as he pawed with decreasing fervour at the base of the altar, occasionally looking up and mewing to me in that persuasive manner which he used when he wished me to perform some favour for him.

But the horse nuzzled at him with its nose and pawed him gently with a hoof till he had to get up.

The dog, his owner reported, pawed open the cupboard drawers, then used them as stairs to climb onto the counter, where he could balance on his hind legs and reach the chocolate, which was gone without a trace when his master returned home.

He pawed at it and to his surprise and satisfaction, more than the momo came loose.

The second cub jumped while the third one pawed nervously at the thinning edge of the raft.

Alehaw had pawed, putting the sharp end of his spear to the ice and the blunt end to his ear, and listened to the dark flow of water somewhere beneath their feet.