Synonyms of 'paddle'
1 wadeDictionary, splash (about), slop
The children were paddling in the stream.
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If you splash about or splash around in water, you hit or disturb the water in a noisy way, causing some of it to fly up into the air.
A lot of people were in the water, splashing about.
Thesaurus for paddle from the Collins English Thesaurus
A paddle is a short pole with a wide flat part at one end or at both ends. You hold it in your hands and use it as an oar to move a small boat through water.