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verb paddle pronunciation in American English /ˈpæd(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypaddle
he/she/itpaddles
present participlepaddling
past tensepaddled
past participlepaddled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to move a small boat through the water using a paddle

    We paddled for several hours along the coast.

  2. 2
    [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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