Meaning of “paddle” - Learner’s Dictionary

paddle

verb uk us /ˈpædl/
BOAT [ I, T ]

to move a small boat through water with a paddle

WALK [ I ] UK (US wade)

to walk in water that is not deep

SWIM [ I ] US

to swim using short, quick movements with your arms and legs

(Definition of “paddle verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)