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verb as in touch roughly

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From a cat pawing over a long-distance relationship to the fall of a YouTube star, see the best of the kitten clips.

He has tweeted photographic proof of the kitten pawing around the screen.

The carriage, waiting to convey them away, was already at the door, the impatient horses pawing the ground.

De Valmont's horse was pawing and sniffing uneasily, but Rollo stood firm as a rock.

Like the bull, he has the custom of pawing the ground with his feet; his hide is hard, his flesh is tender, and good.

A collie leaped upon the platform and began pawing Kathlyn, and shortly after the younger sister followed.

Anson's big horse stood up straight, pawing the air, and came down with a crash.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pawing, such as: fondle, feel, scratch, slap, stroke, and hit.

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