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English noun: paddle

1. paddle (artifact) small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games

Broader (hypernym)bat

Narrower (hyponym)pingpong paddle, table-tennis bat, table-tennis racquet

2. paddle (artifact) a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

Broader (hypernym)blade, vane

Part meronymmill wheel, millwheel, paddle wheel, paddlewheel

3. paddle (artifact) an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board

Broader (hypernym)instrument of punishment

4. paddle (artifact) a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat

Synonymsboat paddle

Broader (hypernym)oar

English verb: paddle

1. paddle (motion) propel with a paddle

SamplesPaddle your own canoe.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)boat

Narrower (hyponym)feather, square

Domain categoryathletics, sport

2. paddle (social) play in or as if in water, as of small children

Synonymsdabble, splash around

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)play

3. paddle (motion) swim like a dog in shallow water

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)swim

Domain categoryaquatics, water sport

4. paddle (motion) walk unsteadily

SamplesSmall children toddle.

ExamplesThe children paddle to the playground

Synonymscoggle, dodder, toddle, totter, waddle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

5. paddle (contact) give a spanking to; subject to a spanking

ExamplesThey want to paddle the prisoners

Synonymslarrup, spank

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over

6. paddle (contact) stir with a paddle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)stir

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