paddle-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: propel with a paddle

Commentary: Syntax Includes:

The couple paddled their canoe down the river.
John paddled the boat to the shore.
The shipwrecked men paddled their lifeboat aimlessly.
The rowing team paddled for the gold.
Friends will take turns paddling the old rowboat.

VerbNet: drive-11.5,nonvehicle-51.4.2
FrameNet: Operate_vehicle
PropBank: paddle.01

Sense Number 2: swim

Little kids paddle in the pool before they learn proper form.
Jenny paddled around the shallow end.
Dogs paddle efficiently when thrown into water.
Jake paddled lazily around the lake.
Jeremy paddled slowly towards Susan in the pool.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Bringing
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: spank

The dominatrix paddled her client.
Parents paddle bad children to teach them a lesson.
The brat was paddled for his behavior.
Some people paddle each other as a prank.
Seniors paddle freshmen during the Freshman Hunt.

VerbNet: spank-18.3
FrameNet: Corporal_punishment
PropBank: NM

Sense Number 4: stir with a paddle

The cook paddled the vat of soup.
Painters paddle the product before application.
Derek paddled the paint to mix it thoroughly.
The glaze was paddled to consistency.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NMP
PropBank: NM