Dog-paddle - definition of dog-paddle by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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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