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v.
1. To strike or scrape something repeatedly with a paw or paws: The cat pawed at the ball of string and chased it around the room.
2. To handle someone or something clumsily, rudely, or with too much familiarity: Stop pawing at all the fruit in the store! I was annoyed because my date kept pawing at me.
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One other important note: The kangaroo paw at Woodlake School is in an open exposure where every part of it gets all-day sun.