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English definition of “paddle”

paddle

verb (WITH POLE)    /ˈpæd.l̩/
[I or T] to push a pole with a wide end through the water in order to make a boat moveSailing, yachting and canoeing [T] US to hit a child on the bottom with a short, wide piece of wood as a punishmentPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishmentsHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of paddle verb (WITH POLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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