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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of breaststroke.


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  • Inspired by the view from his riverside flat, the 60-year-old put on trunks and a vest and breaststroked towards Limehouse on the bank opposite.

    Let's swim free of these restrictions

  • I crawled, breaststroked, sidestroked, doggie paddled, and just plain grappled my way along, determined to keep the yellow caps around me.


  • He went under the water again, refreshed by its silky coolness, and breaststroked to the far end, where he came up for air, then used his feet to push off the side of the pool so he could float on his back.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • After we felt sufficiently revitalized, we breaststroked our way to a pounding artificial waterfall, which stripped off the mud (along with a layer or two of skin).

    In Hot Water

  • Kaori fluidly breaststroked the length of the pool, then turned and swam in the other direction.

    The Book of the Heart

  • As the woman breaststroked out into the cove, LePere left the cockpit, leaped the railing, and loped along the dock back to land.


  • Ned breaststroked out toward the boat, swimming very quietly, keeping his head above water.

    A Lincoln Rhyme eBook Boxed Set


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