HyperDic: freewheel

English > 3 senses of the word freewheel:
NOUNartifactfreewheela clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting)
VERBstativefreewheel, driftlive unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
motionfreewheelcoast in a vehicle using the freewheel
English > freewheel: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting).
BroaderclutchA coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
Spanishpiñon libre
Catalanpinyo lliure, pinyó lliure
English > freewheel: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningLive unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymdrift
Broaderexist, survive, live, subsistsupport oneself
Similar todriftMove in an unhurried fashion
Spanishir sin rumbo, vivir sin rumbo
Nounsfreewheelersomeone acting freely or even irresponsibly
English > freewheel: 3 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningcoast in a vehicle using the freewheel.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
BroadercoastMove effortlessly

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