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paw in Animals topic

pawpaw2 verb [intransitive, transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HBAif an animal paws a surface, it touches or rubs one place several times with its pawpaw at πŸ”Š The dog’s pawing at the door again – let him out. πŸ”Š His horse pawed the ground.2 informalSYSEXY to feel or touch someone in a rough or sexual way that is offensive πŸ”Š He’d had too much to drink and started pawing me.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pawβ€’ I watched a cat pawing at butterflies in the courtyard.β€’ He paws at me, licks me, nuzzles me and I talk back.β€’ The ground was freshly pawed by deer, and the smooth black earth showed the criss-cross pattern of their hoof prints.β€’ Never, not even when some aroused, overweight, ugly Casanova had tried to paw her.β€’ There were guys coming in almost every night, groping and pawing me just because I served them a beer or two.β€’ First he drank too much, then he started pawing me.β€’ The horses pawed, shaking their manes and switching tails, and harness jangled.β€’ The cat turned and looked at them, and it pawed the air.