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What does paddling mean?


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June 18, 2016 7:22PM

The word 'paddling' is the present participle, present tense of the verb to paddle.

The present participle of the verb also functions as an adjective and a gerund (verbal noun).

The verb to 'paddle' is to move through the water by use of an oar; to swim with short, fast strokes; to spank with a flat tool or implement; a word for an action.

The word 'paddle' is also a noun, a word for an oar; an instrument used to stir something; an instrument used to spank; a word for a thing.

Example uses:

He was paddling the canoe in circles. (verb)

His paddling skills needed improvement. (adjective)

My father would give me a paddling if I used words like that. (noun)

Junior can't swim yet but he likes to paddle around the pool. (verb)

You need a wooden paddle to stir a pot that large. (noun)

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June 17, 2016 6:05AM

"Paddling" means "the act of using a paddle, or an act of corporal punishment consisting of spanking the buttocks with a paddle.