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English definition of “paddle”

paddle

verb     /ˈpædl/
BOAT [I, T] to move a small boat through water with a paddleSailing and boatingMovement on or through waterBoats in general
WALK [I] UK (US wade) to walk in water that is not deep Movement on or through water
SWIM [I] US to swim using short , quick movements with your arms and legs Movement on or through waterSwimming
(Definition of paddle verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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