Translation of paw in Spanish:

paw

pata, n.

Pronunciation: /pɔː//pɔ/

noun

  • 1

    Zoology
    pata feminine
    (claw of lion, tiger) garra feminine
    (claw of lion, tiger) zarpa feminine
    • Suddenly he sat down and started licking his paws, a portrait of innocence.
    • The pads on the lions' paws make very comfortable velvet cushions for them to rest their heads on.
    • Poachers also sell bear paws as food and fur for clothing or rugs.
    • The dog had placed both front paws on her shoulders, knocking her down onto the grass of Hamilton Park.
    • The river has chiselled the mountain face, making it resemble a lion's paw.
    • After the terrier cornered the rat, all Padlin saw was a commotion of claws, paws, and teeth.
    • Access to water is always recommended, as is staying off the asphalt, which can burn an animal's paws.
    • I picked her up and, sure enough, all four paws were wet.
    • Nontoxic ink was applied to the front and hind paws of each animal to allow for later analysis of locomotor activity.
    • The cat looked up from its toys and stretched out its paws to claw at the ragged arm of an old chair.
    • With a grimace, Olivia glares down at her suit jacket, rubbing the wet paw marks.
    • She strode up to the cat's right front paw, and began to stroke it.
    • Ian remembered him best lying in his basket beneath the kitchen table, paws clawing sleepily at his pale blue blanket.
    • Once, I heard something scuffling inside one of the forbidden rooms, as if a cat or other animal was scratching their paws over the walls.
    • The bear's expression darkened as he grumpily stood up on all four paws.
    • The animal left a large paw print in mud near houses at Beaumont Chase yesterday afternoon.
    • The feet of the throne are modeled after large catlike paws without claws.
    • A white cat with bright eyes was curled upon the doorstep, meticulously licking its little paws.
    • The mastiff began licking its paw, not taking its eyes from us.
    • An irritant was injected into the left hind paw of the pups to induce swelling.
  • 2derogatory, informal

    (hand)
    manaza feminine derogatory informal
    zarpa feminine derogatory informal
    • The filthy maggot has his paws all over her prized weapon!
    • You opened up the fridge and pulled out every piece of meat you can get your little paws on.
    • Jimmy dropped his rifle and held his paws over his ears as he rolled around on the grass.
    • At once he stepped forward to proffer his filthy paw.
    • He wanted to pluck it from the man's paw - he even pictured himself doing it - but his limbs refused to propel him towards it.
    • Want to stop boosters from getting their greasy, grubby paws on the game?
    • Don't just read a recipe book, read as many books as you can get your grubby paws on.
    • Her paws were tied palm to palm, with not only a rope around her wrist, but with string binding finger to finger as well.
    • 'Get your filthy paws off her,' I think as anger sweeps through my body but it is shortly replaced with a desire.
    • Get your filthy little paws on CD-ROMs featuring these sirens of British media culture.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (animal) tocar con la pata
    to paw the ground piafar
  • 2derogatory

    (person)
    manosear derogatory
    toquetear derogatory