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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of backstroke.


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  • We toured a salt church, backstroked in a teal-blue lake, and feasted on a fritanga barbecue in the cobbled streets of Villa de Leyva.

    Finding Peace in Colombia

  • I backstroked and slid under the surface, swimming underwater until I reached the dock.

    And One Last Thing…

  • Some of them had even broken out the emergency landing equipment, their nose plugs and swim caps keeping them dry, while they backstroked to safety.

    Muffins and Mayhem

  • May had a moment to glance over the side of the boat, where the lorelei backstroked, grinning at her, her rope tied to the bow of the ship.

    May Bird, Warrior Princess

  • He pushed off the side and backstroked to the other edge of the pool.

    A Change of Seasons

  • She cleared her throat and backstroked away from him in order to get farther away.

    A Change of Seasons

  • He backstroked me across the side of the head, and when I tried to curl into a ball, he beat my arms and spine and kneecaps and shins, then pulled me by my shirt onto the road and laid into my buttocks and the backs of my thighs.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • The Nyessa's paddles backstroked and slowed the trader to less than a crawl as it side-walked up to the vacant space between two heavy bollards.

    The Order War

  • He backstroked over to the edge of the pool, hoisted himself up onto the deck, and strode over to the wall.

    Killing Time

  • He kicked to the surface and backstroked, he also did the breaststroke, the crawl, side-stroked, and named what he did as he performed.

    Flowers in the Attic


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