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Claw vs. Paw

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Clawnoun

A curved, pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot of a mammal, reptile, or bird.

Pawnoun

The soft foot of a mammal or other animal, generally a quadruped, that has claws or nails; comparable to a human hand or foot.

‘limb extremity’;

Clawnoun

A foot equipped with such.

Pawnoun

(humorous) A hand.

‘Get your grubby paws off my things!’;

Clawnoun

The pincer (chela) of a crustacean or other arthropod.

Pawnoun

Father; pa.

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Clawnoun

A mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting.

Pawverb

(of an animal) To go through something (such as a garbage can) with paws.

Clawnoun

(botany) A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, such as the base of petals of the pink.

Pawverb

(of an animal) To gently push on something with a paw.

Clawnoun

(juggling) The act of catching a ball overhand.

Pawverb

(of an animal) To draw the forefoot along the ground; to beat or scrape with the forefoot.

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Clawverb

To scratch or to tear at.

Pawverb

To touch someone (with the hands) in a sexual way.

Clawverb

To use the claws to seize, to grip.

Pawverb

To clumsily dig through something.

Clawverb

To use the claws to climb.

Pawverb

To flatter.

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Clawverb

(juggling) To perform a claw catch.

Pawnoun

The foot of a quadruped having claws, as the lion, dog, cat, etc.

Clawverb

To move with one's fingertips.

Pawnoun

The hand.

Clawverb

(obsolete) To relieve uneasy feeling, such as an itch, by scratching; hence, to humor or flatter, to court someone.

Pawverb

To draw the forefoot along the ground; to beat or scrape with the forefoot.

Clawverb

(obsolete) To rail at; to scold.

Pawverb

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

Clawverb

To flatter; to fawn on (a person).

Pawverb

To scrape or beat with the forefoot.

‘His hot courser pawed the Hungarian plane.’;

Clawnoun

A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird.

Pawnoun

a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped

Clawnoun

The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc.

Pawnoun

the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb;

‘he had the hands of a surgeon’; ‘he extended his mitt’;

Clawnoun

Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails.

Pawverb

scrape with the paws;

‘The bear pawed the door’;

Clawnoun

A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink.

Pawverb

touch clumsily;

‘The man tried to paw her’;

Clawverb

To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails.

Paw

A paw is the soft foot-like part of a mammal, generally a quadruped, that has claws.

Clawverb

To relieve from some uneasy sensation, as by scratching; to tickle; hence, to flatter; to court.

‘Rich men they claw, soothe up, and flatter; the poor they contemn and despise.’;

Clawverb

To rail at; to scold.

‘In the aforesaid preamble, the king fairly claweth the great monasteries, wherein, saith he, religion, thanks be to God, is right well kept and observed; though he claweth them soon after in another acceptation.’;

Clawverb

To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw.

Clawnoun

sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles

Clawnoun

a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

Clawnoun

a structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

Clawnoun

a bird's foot that has claws

Clawverb

move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging;

‘They clawed their way to the top of the mountain’;

Clawverb

clutch as if in panic;

‘She clawed the doorknob’;

Clawverb

scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails

Clawverb

attack as if with claws;

‘The politician clawed his rival’;

Clawnoun

a curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals.

Clawnoun

either of a pair of small hooked appendages on an insect's foot.

Clawnoun

the pincer of a crab, scorpion, or other arthropod.

Clawnoun

a mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting.

Clawverb

scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails

‘the kitten was clawing at Lowell's trouser leg’; ‘her hands clawed his shoulders’;

Clawverb

clutch at something with the hands

‘his fingers clawed at the air’;

Clawverb

make one's way with difficulty by hauling oneself forward with one's hands

‘she was determined to claw her way out of poverty and find fame’; ‘he clawed his way over a pile of bricks’;

Clawverb

try desperately to move or remove something with the hands

‘rescuers clawed away rubble with their bare hands’;

Clawverb

scratch (a part of one's body) gently so as to relieve itching.

Clawverb

(of a sailing ship) beat to windward

‘the ability to claw off a lee shore’;

Claw

A claw is a curved, pointed appendage found at the end of a toe or finger in most amniotes (mammals, reptiles, birds). Some invertebrates such as beetles and spiders have somewhat similar fine, hooked structures at the end of the leg or tarsus for gripping a surface as they walk.

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