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Noun
A short pole with a broad blade at one or both ends, used without a rowlock to move a small boat or canoe through the water
“I let the canoe drift with the current, trailing my paddle in the mocha-colored water.”
Noun
In marine mammals such as whales, a wide flat limb, adapted for swimming
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An implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis, or a shuttlecock in badminton
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One who, or that which, propels
Noun
A stick used to play a percussion instrument
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A length of cane or a slender stick, especially one used as a support for plants, a walking stick, or an instrument of punishment
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An activity in a watery environment, such as swimming
Verb
Move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles
“After a terrific downpour, the storm is over as quickly as it began, and we return to paddling along the lake, although now a chilly wind has sprung up, which if nothing else succeeds in getting me to paddle a bit more earnestly.”
Verb
Walk with bare feet in shallow water
“The public has been advised not to swim or paddle in areas where algal scums are present and fishermen have been urged to avoid contact with water in areas where the algal scum is present.”
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To strike or hit repeatedly
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To cause splashing by moving a body part like a bill or limb in soft mud, water, etc.
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Penalize for wrongdoing
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Make way through water using arms, legs
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To cross a stream using a ford
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