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Definition of pedal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

pedal

verb
/ˈpɛdl/ pedal pronunciation American
 
1 [intransitive, transitive] to ride a bicycle somewhere + adverb/prepositionI saw her pedaling along the path.He jumped on his bike and pedaled off.She pedaled away down the hill. pedal something + adverb/prepositionShe pedaled her bicycle up the track.2 [intransitive, transitive] to turn or press the pedals on a bicycle or other machine (+ adverb/preposition)You'll have to pedal hard up this hill.You can stop pedaling and freewheel for a while. pedal somethingShe had been pedaling her exercise bike all morning. see also backpedal, soft-pedal