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free·wheel

 (frē′wēl′, -hwēl′)
n. also free wheel
1. A power-transmission device that allows the drive shaft of a motor vehicle to continue turning when its speed is greater than that of the engine shaft.
2. A clutch in the rear-wheel hub of a bicycle that permits the wheel to turn without pedal action, as in coasting.
intr.v. free·wheeled, free·wheel·ing, free·wheels
1. To continue turning or spinning after disengagement from the drive mechanism.
2. To live or move freely and sometimes aimlessly or irresponsibly.
3. To operate independently or free of restraints.

freewheel

(ˌfriːˈwiːl)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a ratchet device in the rear hub of a bicycle wheel that permits the wheel to rotate freely while the pedals are stationary
2. (Automotive Engineering) a device in the transmission of some vehicles that automatically disengages the drive shaft when it rotates more rapidly than the engine shaft, so that the drive shaft can turn freely
vb
(Automotive Engineering) (intr) to coast in a vehicle or on a bicycle using the freewheel

free•wheel

(ˈfriˈʰwil, -ˈwil)

n.
1. a device in the transmission of a motor vehicle that automatically disengages the drive shaft whenever it begins to turn more rapidly than the engine.
2. a rear bicycle wheel that has a device freeing it from the driving mechanism, as when the pedals are stopped in coasting.
v.i.
3. (of a vehicle or its operator) to coast with the wheels disengaged from the driving mechanism.
4. to move or function freely, independently, or irresponsibly.
[1895–1900]
free′wheel′er, n.

freewheel


Past participle: freewheeled
Gerund: freewheeling

Imperative
freewheel
freewheel
Present
I freewheel
you freewheel
he/she/it freewheels
we freewheel
you freewheel
they freewheel
Preterite
I freewheeled
you freewheeled
he/she/it freewheeled
we freewheeled
you freewheeled
they freewheeled
Present Continuous
I am freewheeling
you are freewheeling
he/she/it is freewheeling
we are freewheeling
you are freewheeling
they are freewheeling
Present Perfect
I have freewheeled
you have freewheeled
he/she/it has freewheeled
we have freewheeled
you have freewheeled
they have freewheeled
Past Continuous
I was freewheeling
you were freewheeling
he/she/it was freewheeling
we were freewheeling
you were freewheeling
they were freewheeling
Past Perfect
I had freewheeled
you had freewheeled
he/she/it had freewheeled
we had freewheeled
you had freewheeled
they had freewheeled
Future
I will freewheel
you will freewheel
he/she/it will freewheel
we will freewheel
you will freewheel
they will freewheel
Future Perfect
I will have freewheeled
you will have freewheeled
he/she/it will have freewheeled
we will have freewheeled
you will have freewheeled
they will have freewheeled
Future Continuous
I will be freewheeling
you will be freewheeling
he/she/it will be freewheeling
we will be freewheeling
you will be freewheeling
they will be freewheeling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been freewheeling
you have been freewheeling
he/she/it has been freewheeling
we have been freewheeling
you have been freewheeling
they have been freewheeling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been freewheeling
you will have been freewheeling
he/she/it will have been freewheeling
we will have been freewheeling
you will have been freewheeling
they will have been freewheeling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been freewheeling
you had been freewheeling
he/she/it had been freewheeling
we had been freewheeling
you had been freewheeling
they had been freewheeling
Conditional
I would freewheel
you would freewheel
he/she/it would freewheel
we would freewheel
you would freewheel
they would freewheel
Past Conditional
I would have freewheeled
you would have freewheeled
he/she/it would have freewheeled
we would have freewheeled
you would have freewheeled
they would have freewheeled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freewheel - a clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting)
clutch - a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism; "this year's model has an improved clutch"
Verb1.freewheel - live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"
drift - move in an unhurried fashion; "The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"
subsist, exist, survive, live - support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
2.freewheel - coast in a vehicle using the freewheel
coast - move effortlessly; by force of gravity

freewheel

verb coast, drift, glide, relax your efforts, rest on your oars, float He freewheeled back down the hill.
Translations
يُسافِر بِالدَّرّاجَه
jet bez pohonu/na volnoběh
køre på frihjul
szabadon fut
fríhjóla
pedalsız boş vitesle gitmek

freewheel

[ˈfriːˈwiːl]
A. VI (= coast) (on bicycle) → ir (en bicicleta) sin pedalear; (in car) → ir en punto muerto
B. N [of bicycle] → rueda f libre

freewheel

[ˌfriːˈhwiːl] vi [cyclist] → descendre en roue libre; [driver] → rouler au point mortfree will n
(= human attribute) → libre arbitre m
of one's own free will adv (= voluntarily) → de son plein gré
He did it of his own free will → Il l'a fait de son plein gré.

freewheel

[ˌfriːˈwiːl] vi (coast, on bicycle) → andare a ruota libera; (in car) → andare in folle

free

(friː) adjective
1. allowed to move where one wants; not shut in, tied, fastened etc. The prison door opened, and he was a free man.
2. not forced or persuaded to act, think, speak etc in a particular way. free speech; You are free to think what you like.
3. (with with) generous. He is always free with his money/advice.
4. frank, open and ready to speak. a free manner.
5. costing nothing. a free gift.
6. not working or having another appointment; not busy. I shall be free at five o'clock.
7. not occupied, not in use. Is this table free?
8. (with of or from) without or no longer having (especially something or someone unpleasant etc). She is free from pain now; free of charge.
verbpast tense, past participle freed
1. to make or set (someone) free. He freed all the prisoners.
2. (with from or of) to rid or relieve (someone) of something. She was able to free herself from her debts by working at an additional job.
ˈfreedom noun
the state of not being under control and being able to do whatever one wishes. The prisoner was given his freedom.
ˈfreely adverb
1. in a free manner. to give freely to charity; to speak freely.
2. willingly; readily. I freely admit it was my fault.
Freefone® noun
(also freephone ; American toll-free number) a telephone number of a business or an organization that can be used free of charge by their customers etc; the system giving this service.
ˌfree-for-ˈall noun
a contest, debate etc in which anyone can take part.
ˈfreehand adjective, adverb
(of a drawing etc) (done) without any instruments (eg a ruler) to guide the hand.
ˈfreehold adjective
(of land, property etc) belonging completely to the owner, not just for a certain time.
ˈfreelance noun, adjective
(of or done by) a person who is working on his own, not for any one employer. a freelance journalist; freelance work.
verb
to work in this way. He is freelancing now.
Freepost noun
a system in Britain in which a business or an organization pays the cost of the post sent to it.
free ˈskating noun
a free style in ice-skating competitions.
free speech
the right to express an opinion freely. I believe in free speech.
free trade
trade with foreign countries without customs duties, taxes etc.
ˈfreeway noun
a motorway.
ˌfreeˈwheel verb
to travel (downhill) on a bicycle, in a car etc without using mechanical power.
free will
the ability to choose and act freely. He did it of his own free will.
a free hand
freedom to do whatever one likes. He gave her a free hand with the servants.
set free
to make (someone) free. The soldiers set the terrorists' prisoners free.