pedal

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɛdəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpɛdəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pedl or, for 68, pēdl)

Inflections of 'pedal' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
pedals
v 3rd person singular
pedalling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
pedaling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
pedalled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
pedaled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
pedalled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
pedaled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ped•al /ˈpɛdəl/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -aled, -al•ing or (esp. Brit.) -alled, -al•ling. 
n. [countable]
  1. a foot-operated lever to control, activate, or power various mechanisms:got her feet tangled on the bicycle pedals.
  2. Music and Dancea foot-operated lever on a keyboard musical instrument.

v. 
  1. to work or use pedals, as in riding a bicycle: [no object]He pedaled furiously up the hill.[+ object]He could hardly pedal the bike up the hill.
See -ped-1.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ped•al  (pedl or, for 6–8, pēdl),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -aled, -al•ing  or (esp. Brit.) -alled, -al•ling, adj. 
n. 
  1. a foot-operated lever used to control certain mechanisms, as automobiles, or to play or modify the sounds of certain musical instruments, as pianos, organs, or harps.
  2. a leverlike part worked by the foot to supply power in various mechanisms, as the bicycle.
  3. Music and Dance
    • a foot-operated keyboard, as on an organ or harpsichord.
    • any of the keys of such a keyboard.
    • See  pedal point. 

v.i. 
  1. to work or use the pedals, as in playing an organ or propelling a bicycle.

v.t. 
  1. to work the pedals of (an organ, bicycle, etc.).

adj. 
  1. Anatomyof or pertaining to a foot or the feet.
  2. of or pertaining to a pedal or pedals.
  3. using pedals:a pedal mechanism.
  • Latin pedālis of the feet. See ped-2, -al1
  • French pédale)
  • ( 1605–15

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
pedal /ˈpɛdəl/ n
  1. any foot-operated lever or other device, esp one of the two levers that drive the chain wheel of a bicycle, the foot brake, clutch control, or accelerator of a car, one of the levers on an organ controlling deep bass notes, or one of the levers on a piano used to create a muted effect or sustain tone
  2. (as modifier): a pedal cycle, a pianist's pedal technique
vb ( -als, -alling, -alled) ( US -als, -aling, -aled)
  1. to propel (a bicycle, boat, etc) by operating the pedals
  2. (intransitive) to operate the pedals of an organ, piano, etc, esp in a certain way
  3. to work (pedals of any kind)
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin pedālis; see pedal²
pedal /ˈpiːdəl/ adj
  1. of or relating to the foot or feet
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin pedālis, from pēs foot
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