verb(dog-paddle) [no object]
Swim using this stroke.
- She had seen her friend doggy-paddling and thought she heard her call for help.
- I doubt I'll be doing any synchronised swimming moves by then, but I should be able to doggy-paddle my way round the pool.
- I jumped in without a thought after her, even though I hardly knew how to doggy-paddle.
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Syllabification: dog pad·dle
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