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paddle

verb

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1 to move a boat by means of oars
  • I like to paddle on the river for exercise and relaxation

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2 to strike repeatedly
  • back in those times it was acceptable for teachers to paddle misbehaving students

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The first known use of paddle was in 1530

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paddings

paddle

paddleboat

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“Paddle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/paddle. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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