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Synonyms for paddle
ˈpæd lpad·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paddlenoun

    small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games

    boat paddle

  2. paddlenoun

    a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

    boat paddle

  3. paddlenoun

    an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board

    boat paddle

  4. paddle, boat paddleverb

    a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat

    boat paddle

  5. paddleverb

    propel with a paddle

    "paddle your own canoe"

    splash around, dodder, toddle, totter, spank, larrup, dabble, waddle, coggle

  6. dabble, paddle, splash aroundverb

    play in or as if in water, as of small children

    splash around, dodder, toddle, smatter, totter, spank, play around, larrup, dabble, waddle, coggle

  7. paddleverb

    swim like a dog in shallow water

    splash around, dodder, toddle, totter, spank, larrup, dabble, waddle, coggle

  8. toddle, coggle, totter, dodder, paddle, waddleverb

    walk unsteadily

    "small children toddle"

    seesaw, dodder, toddle, teeter, wobble, spank, larrup, dabble, totter, waddle, coggle, splash around

  9. spank, paddle, larrupverb

    give a spanking to; subject to a spanking

    splash around, dodder, toddle, totter, spank, larrup, dabble, waddle, coggle

  10. paddleverb

    stir with a paddle

    splash around, dodder, toddle, totter, spank, larrup, dabble, waddle, coggle

Editors Contribution

  1. swim

    travel along (a stretch of water) by paddling

    i paddled over to the boat.

    Submitted by anonymous on September 22, 2020  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "paddle":

    paddling, palette, selector, oar, picker, snowshoeing, racket, snowshoe, rowing

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  1. Fedor Baart:

    We didn't know exactly when the inmates launched their boats, or their precise starting point, and so we decided to release 50 'boats' every 30 minutes between 20:00 and 04:00 (11 p.m. and 4 a.m.) from a range of possible escape spots at Alcatraz to see where they would end up, we added a paddling effect to the 'boats,' as we assumed the prisoners would paddle as they got closer to land.

  2. Brent Probinsky:

    The paddling was illegal and a criminal battery, what message are we sending to other teachers who now believe they will suffer no criminal consequences if they paddle our elementary school children, some severely, even for the smallest of infractions ?

  3. Michael Goforth:

    I don't know how to describe it. It's so beautiful, it can be a really passive, intuitive thing. That's kind of what your goal is, is to let the water do all the work, and you use your paddle to assist when it's not perfect.

  4. Melissa Romero:

    I put together our team. We travel around Florida to race against teams from in state and out of state. when I first started I couldn't paddle more than five minutes at a time. Now I can probably do an hour continuous.

  5. Cruise Passenger Lynch:

    I'm especially excited about the new Loire cruises because it's a river which has yet to be explored, paddle ships will allow this to be done for the first time in 2015.

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  • مجدافArabic
  • palaCatalan, Valencian
  • pádloCzech
  • padle, pagaj, paddel, padleåreDanish
  • Paddel, paddeln, TischtennisschlägerGerman
  • κουπίGreek
  • paleta, palaSpanish
  • mõlaEstonian
  • meloa, kahlailla, evä, melonta, maila, mela, lätkä, siipiratas, kahlailu, siipi, piestä, melontaretki, lasta, läppäFinnish
  • pagaie, volet, pagayage, spatule, aube, nageoire, palette, pale, rame, palme, raquette, aviron, paletter, hélice, pagayerFrench
  • céasla, céaslaighIrish
  • grunnaichScottish Gaelic
  • evező, evezHungarian
  • paddla, róaIcelandic
  • pagaiaItalian
  • מָשׁוֹטHebrew
  • 叩く, 櫂, 漕ぐ, 受け板, パドル, かい, 羽根板, 外輪, 水掻き, ラケット, 杓文字, しゃもじ, 扉Japanese
  • hoeMāori
  • pagaai, peddelen, scheprad, peddel, van de roede geven/slaan, waterrad, schoep, pootjebaden, gepeddel, paddelDutch
  • wiosłowaćPolish
  • remoPortuguese
  • гребля, гребное колесо, плица, весло, грести, лопатка, ракетка, плавник, затвор, лопастьRussian
  • racket, ro, bordtennisracket, paddla, paddelSwedish
  • Chinese

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