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English definition of “paddle”

paddle

verb [I] (WALK)    /ˈpæd.l̩/ UK (US wade)
to walk with no shoes or socks on through water that is not very deep, often at the edge of the sea: We rolled up our trousers and paddled along the seashore.Movement on or through water
(Definition of paddle verb (WALK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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