- 1[intransitive, transitive] (of an animal) to scratch or touch something repeatedly with a paw paw at something The dog pawed at my sleeve. paw something The stallion pawed the ground impatiently.
- 2[transitive] paw somebody (sometimes humorous) to touch someone in a rough sexual way that they find offensive
NAmE//pɔ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they paw
he / she / it paws
past simple pawed
-ing form pawing