Paddle Pad"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paddling}] 1. To pat or stroke amorously, or gently. [Obsolescent] [1913 Webster]

To be paddling palms and pinching fingers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles. [1913 Webster]

3. To pad; to tread upon; to trample. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

4. To spank with a paddle or as if with a paddle; -- usually as a disciplinary punishment of children. [PJC]

5. To mix (a viscous liquid) by stirring or beating with a paddle. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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