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verb paddle pronunciation in British English /ˈpæd(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepaddling
past tensepaddled
past participlepaddled
  1. 1
    [intransitive] British to play or walk in water that is not very deep

    The little ones were paddling in the shallow end.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to move a small boat through the water using a paddle

    We paddled for several hours along the coast.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to swim slowly by moving your arms or legs gently through the water

    We watched the ducks paddle across the lake.



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