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dog paddle

A prone swimming stroke in which the head is kept out of the water and the arms remain submerged and are alternately thrust forward and pulled back while the legs kick.

dog′-pad′dle v.


[ˈdɒgˌpædl] VInadar como los perros
see also dog C
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It's like drowning in sand reading The Drunken Boat, after I dog-paddle home from the Circle K with my life jacket of Bud Light.
To help her gain confidence, I cradled her under her belly, let her dog-paddle for a few seconds, then quickly set her back down where her paws could touch bottom.
That's like each year's Olympic swimmers starting with the dog-paddle stroke.