UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbaɪsɪkəl/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbaɪsɪkəl/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bīsi kəl, -sik′əl, -sī′kəl)

Inflections of 'bicycle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. learning to ride a bicycle
  2. never learned how to ride a bicycle
  3. am still learning to ride a bicycle
  4. don't know how to ride a bicycle
  5. a bicycle with training wheels
  6. got a new bicycle for [his birthday, Christmas]
  7. a [BMX, tandem, road] bicycle
  8. had [an accident, a crash] on his bicycle
  9. fell off my bicycle
  10. was hit by a car while on her bicycle
  11. A car hit me on my bicycle.
  12. crashed her bicycle into a [parked car, wall, lamp post]
  13. need to [repair, tune] my bicycle
  14. My bicycle's [wheels are flat, chain is rusty].
  15. My bicycle was stolen.
  16. Someone stole my bicycle.
  17. Lock your bicycle up.
  18. Lock up your bicycle.
  19. [lock, chain] your bicycle to
  20. The bicycle was [tied, locked] around (the fence).
  21. ride a bicycle across the [country, state]
  22. gets to [work, school] by bicycle
  23. takes his bicycle to [work]
  24. an electric bicycle
n as adj
  1. bicycle [parts, wheels, shops]
  2. find bicycle parking
  3. was in a bicycle accident
  4. a bicycle rack for your car
  5. proper bicycle safety
  6. wear a bicycle helmet
  7. watch a bicycle race
  8. [build, make] a bicycle lane
  1. bicycle [around, home, to work]
  2. bicycle around [town, the lake, the park]
  3. bicycle along the [river, boulevard, lakefront]
  4. bicycle through the [rain, crowd, mud]
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