treading water


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Noun1.treading water - a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing the legs and armstreading water - a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing the legs and arms
swimming stroke - a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
thrash - a swimming kick used while treading water
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But Jerry was to know Harley Kennan, and quickly, for it was Harley Kennan, a bowline around his body under his arm-pits, lowered by a couple of seamen down the generous freeboard of the Ariel, who gathered in by the nape of the neck the smooth-coated Irish terrier that, treading water perpendicularly, had no eyes for him so eagerly did he gaze at the line of faces along the rail in quest of the one face.
George came to the surface some yards from the overturned boat, and, looking round for Mr Mifflin, discovered that great thinker treading water a few feet away.
And so I turned, and, treading water, raised my rifle above my head and awaited her.
Following the success of R&D project Repetitive Beats at the 2017 Vault Festival, Subtle Paws returns to Vault 2018 with Treading Water.
The fire service said the woman was found treading water in the middle of Cardiff Bay when she was rescued and had been in the water for about 25 minutes.
I hate treading water and I'd hate to be with a team that just treads water.
These pool physical training sessions consist of treading water with weights, swimming exercises, breathholding drills, and pool entrance familiarization.
Acorns investment app has found fewer than one-third of millennials are very confident in managing their finances and nearly half say they're treading water financially or worse, the company said.
One team is training its sights on a top-eight finish, the other treading water, believing the points gained in the first half of the season will keep them out of a relegation dogfight.
Just as The Hobbit didn't require three films and the Twilight series was pushing it with five, this second movie in the Divergent series feels as if it's treading water.
Just as e Hobbit didn't require three lms and The Twilight series was pushing it with ve, this second movie in the Divergent series feels as if it's treading water.
That, compounded with strong feelings on Tyneside that the club are treading water under the current regime, means Pardew - as the club's sole senior spokesman - faces another week of questions.