Claw vs. Paw

Claw vs. Paw — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Claw and Paw

Clawnoun

A sharp, curved, horny structure at the end of a toe of a vertebrate animal.

Pawnoun

The foot of an animal, especially a quadruped, that has claws or nails.

Clawnoun

A chela or similar pincerlike structure on the end of a limb of a crustacean or arachnid.

Pawnoun

(Informal) A human hand, especially a large clumsy one

"Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water" (John Steinbeck).

Clawnoun

One of one or more small curved structures at the tip of an appendage of an invertebrate, especially an insect or other arthropod.

Pawverb

To feel or strike with the paw or paws.

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Clawnoun

A limb terminating in such a structure.

Pawverb

To strike or scrape with a beating motion

The bull pawed the ground before charging.

Clawnoun

Something, such as the cleft end of a hammerhead, that resembles a claw.

Pawverb

To touch or handle clumsily or roughly.

Clawnoun

(Botany) A narrowed, stalklike basal part of a petal, sepal, or bract.

Pawverb

To feel or touch (another) in an annoying or unwanted way.

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Clawverb

To scratch, dig, tear, or pull with the claws or fingernails.

Pawverb

To scrape the ground with the forefeet

The horse pawed restlessly.

Clawnoun

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

Pawverb

To handle someone or something clumsily, rudely, or with too much familiarity

Don't paw at everything you see.

Clawnoun

A foot equipped with such.

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

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

Pawnoun

(humorous) A hand.

Get your grubby paws off my things!

Clawnoun

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

Pawnoun

Father; pa.

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 go through something (such as a garbage can) with paws.

Clawnoun

(juggling) The act of catching a ball overhand.

Pawverb

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

Clawverb

To scratch or to tear at.

Pawverb

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

Clawverb

To use the claws to seize, to grip.

Pawverb

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

Clawverb

To use the claws to climb.

Pawverb

To clumsily dig through something.

Clawverb

(juggling) To perform a claw catch.

Pawverb

To flatter.

Clawverb

To move with one's fingertips.

Pawnoun

a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped

Clawverb

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

Pawnoun

the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb;

he had the hands of a surgeonhe extended his mitt

Clawverb

(obsolete) To rail at; to scold.

Pawverb

scrape with the paws;

The bear pawed the door

Clawverb

To flatter; to fawn on (a person).

Pawverb

touch clumsily;

The man tried to paw her

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