- 1[countable] a short pole with a flat wide part at one or both ends, that you hold in both hands and use for moving a small boat, especially a canoe, through water compare oar
- 2[countable] a tool or part of a machine shaped like a paddle, especially one used for mixing food
- 3[countable] a bat used for playing table tennis
- 4 [countable] a piece of wood with a handle, used for hitting children as a punishment see also dog-paddle Idioms
in a difficult or bad situation I was really up the creek without my car.
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