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peddle

ped·dle

peddle

 
 
pronunciation:
pe dl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: peddled, peddles, peddling
definition 1: to offer (goods) for sale on the street or from door to door.
The craftsmen peddle their wares at the bazaar.He was caught peddling drugs on the street.
synonyms:
hawk
similar words:
distribute, push, retail, sell, trade, vend
definition 2: to offer, dispense, or disseminate.
They peddle their intolerant views to anyone who will listen.
synonyms:
dispense, disseminate, retail
similar words:
broadcast, push
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to travel about offering goods for sale.
synonyms:
hawk
similar words:
deal, sell, trade, traffic, vend
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Homophone Note
The words peddle and pedal (a foot operated lever) sound alike but have different meanings.