Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun paddle

4 senses of paddle

Sense 1
paddle -- (small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games)
       => bat -- (a club used for hitting a ball in various games)

Sense 2
paddle -- (a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel)
       => blade, vane -- (flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water)

Sense 3
paddle -- (an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board)
       => instrument of punishment -- (an instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person)

Sense 4
paddle, boat paddle -- (a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat)
       => oar -- (an implement used to propel or steer a boat)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb paddle

6 senses of paddle

Sense 1
paddle -- (propel with a paddle; "paddle your own canoe")
       => boat -- (ride in a boat on water)

Sense 2
dabble, paddle, splash around -- (play in or as if in water, as of small children)
       => play -- (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")

Sense 3
paddle -- (swim like a dog in shallow water)
       => swim -- (travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank")

Sense 4
toddle, coggle, totter, dodder, paddle, waddle -- (walk unsteadily; "small children toddle")
       => walk -- (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")

Sense 5
spank, paddle, larrup -- (give a spanking to; subject to a spanking)
       => beat, beat up, work over -- (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")

Sense 6
paddle -- (stir with a paddle)
       => stir -- (move an implement through; "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil")

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