dog paddle

dog paddle
noun Date: 1904 an elementary swimming stroke in which the arms paddle in the water and the legs maintain a kicking motion • dog-paddle intransitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dog paddle — dog .paddle also doggy paddle n [singular,U] a simple way of swimming by moving your legs and arms up and down …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dog paddle — n. a simple swimming stroke in which the body is kept nearly upright, the arms paddle, and the legs move up and down as in running …   English World dictionary

  • dog paddle — dog ,paddle noun singular INFORMAL a way of swimming like a dog, in which you move your arms quickly up and down …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dog-paddle — intransitive verb Etymology: dog paddle : to swim clumsily especially using the dog paddle * * * ˈdog paddle f8 [dog paddle dog paddles dog paddled dog paddling] ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dog paddle — The dog paddle or doggy paddle is a simple swimming style. It is characterized by the swimmer lying on his chest and moving his hands and legs alternately in a manner reminiscent of how dogs and other animals swim.[1] It is effectively a trot in… …   Wikipedia

  • dog paddle — noun an elementary swimming stroke imitating a swimming dog • Hypernyms: ↑swimming stroke * * * dog paddle (also doggy paddle) noun [singular] doing a/the dog paddle • • • Main Entry: ↑dog paddle …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog-paddle — /dawg pad l, dog /, v.i., dog paddled, dog paddling. to swim or keep afloat by use of the dog paddle. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • dog-paddle — 1. noun A swimming stroke in the style of a dog swimming. 2. verb To swim using the dog paddle stroke …   Wiktionary

  • dog-paddle — intransitive verb see dog paddle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dog paddle — dog′ pad dle n. spo a rudimentary swimming stroke using a paddling of the arms and kicking of the feet in a somewhat crouching position • Etymology: 1900–05 dog′ pad dle, v.i. dled, dling …   From formal English to slang

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