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pedal

ped·al

pedal

 
pronunciation:
pe dl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a lever operated by the foot to provide driving power or to control or adjust the action of a machine.
bicycle pedalsa car's accelerator pedal
similar words:
throttle
definition 2: a foot-operated lever on a musical instrument, esp. a piano.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pedaled, pedaling, pedals
definition 1: to operate or use a pedal or pedals.
definition 2: to ride a bicycle.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to operate the pedal or pedals of.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or concerning a foot or feet.
definition 2: of, concerning, or using a pedal or pedals.
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Are you looking for the word peddle (to sell)? Pedal and peddle sound alike but have different meanings.
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