Paw

usgb/pɔː/Volume
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Animal AnatomyPlay
Paw refers to the whole foot, not just the claw or pad part. SlideThe veterinarian checked the bear's paw for injuries.
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Gentle DepictionPlay
When 'paw' is used in descriptions or stories, it often gives a softer, friendlier image of the animal. SlideThe kitten’s paw gently tapped my hand.
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Expressive BehaviorPlay
'Paw' actions are also used to express an animal's emotions or behaviors, like playfulness or curiosity. SlideThe dog tilted its head and raised a paw curiously.