(Of a cat or gull) make a characteristic high-pitched crying noise: cats mewing to be fed (as noun mewing) he heard mewing somewhere near the house
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- The baby was found at 3am by a Spanish holidaymaker who thought he had heard a cat mewing.
- That's because a cat began mewing from an alley nearby.
- The old surveillance cat mewed pitifully on the way.
The high-pitched cry of a cat or gull: a kitten’s mew
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- There was a high-pitched mew, and one of the kitten's paws slashed up against the girl's right hand.
- It sounded like a faint mew of a kitten, but I wasn't really sure.
- He's big now, but he has a faint purr, a tiny kitten peeping mew.
Middle English: imitative.
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A cage or building for trained hawks, especially while they are moulting.
- Bobby hoisted his one-year-old son, Aidan, into a backpack and went to transfer two pet hawks from their outdoor weathering perch to an indoor mews.
- We do not have an outdoor mew to accommodate this size of bird and it's too cold outside for the condor now anyway.
- It was quieter here, and more orderly, with falcon mews and kennels for the Baron's hunting dogs ranged against the wall.
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