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Definition 1: a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for paddle in the sense of this definition

(paddle is a kind of ...) an implement used to propel or steer a boat

Definition 2: an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board - [noun denoting artifact]

(paddle is a kind of ...) an instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person

Definition 3: a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel - [noun denoting artifact]

(paddle is a kind of ...) flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water

(... is part of paddle) water wheel that is used to drive machinery in a mill

(... is part of paddle) a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boat

Definition 4: small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games - [noun denoting artifact]

(paddle is a kind of ...) a club used for hitting a ball in various games

(... is a kind of paddle ) paddle used to play table tennis

Definition 5: stir with a paddle - [verb of contact]

(paddle is a kind of ...) move an implement through

"stir the soup" "stir my drink" "stir the soil"

Definition 6: give a spanking to; subject to a spanking - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for paddle in the sense of this definition

(paddle is a kind of ...) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night" "The teacher used to beat the students"

Definition 7: propel with a paddle - [verb of motion]

Samples where paddle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • paddle your own canoe

(paddle is a kind of ...) ride in a boat on water

(... is a kind of paddle ) turn the paddle; in canoeing

(paddle belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 8: swim like a dog in shallow water - [verb of motion]

(paddle is a kind of ...) travel through water

"We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore" "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

(paddle belongs to category ...) sports that involve bodies of water

Definition 9: walk unsteadily - [verb of motion]

Samples where paddle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • small children toddle

Synonyms for paddle in the sense of this definition

(paddle is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Synonyms for paddle in the sense of this definition

(paddle is a kind of ...) be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

"The kids were playing outside all day" "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

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