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  • v. To remain afloat in the water without use of any buoyancy aid, by using kicking motions and hand motions.
  • v. To make no progress, expending effort just enough to maintain a stable position.


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  • If I go overboard, I’ll try like a maniac to tread water while holding the notebook-and-binoculars packet above my head.

    The Song of The Dodo


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