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  ( pedals    plural & 3rd person present)   ( pedalling    present participle)   ( pedalled    past tense & past participle  )
in AM, use pedaling, pedaled     
1       n-count   The pedals on a bicycle are the two parts that you push with your feet in order to make the bicycle move.  
2       verb   When you pedal a bicycle, you push the pedals around with your feet to make it move.  
She climbed on her bike with a feeling of pride and pedalled the five miles home...      V n  
She was too tired to pedal back.      V adv/prep  
3       n-count   A pedal in a car or on a machine is a lever that you press with your foot in order to control the car or machine.  
...the brake or accelerator pedals.     

back-pedal        ( back-pedals    3rd person present)   ( back-pedalling    present participle)   ( back-pedalled    past tense & past participle  ) , backpedal  
The forms back-pedaling and back-pedaled are used in American English.     
1       verb   If you back-pedal, you express a different or less forceful opinion about something from the one you have previously expressed.   (=backtrack)  
Allen back-pedalled, saying that he had had no intention of offending them...      V  
He appeared to back-pedal on that statement.      V on n  
2       verb   If you say that someone back-pedals, you disapprove of their behaviour because they are not doing what they promised.,   (disapproval)    She's backpedaled twice already...      V  
The cabinet may backpedal on these commitments.      V on/from n  
  back-pedalling      n-uncount  
...Britain's back-pedalling on reforms.     
gas pedal        ( gas pedals    plural  ) Thegas pedal is another name for the accelerator.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count   usu the N  
pedal bin        ( pedal bins    plural  ) A pedal bin is a container for waste, usually in a kitchen or bathroom. It has a lid which is controlled by a pedal that you press with your foot.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
soft-pedal        ( soft-pedals    3rd person present)   ( soft-pedalling    present participle)   ( soft-pedalled    past tense & past participle  )
in AM, use soft-pedaling, soft-pedaled      If you soft-pedal something, you deliberately reduce the amount of activity or pressure that you have been using to get something done or seen.      verb  
He refused to soft-pedal an investigation into the scandal.      V n, Also V on n  
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pedal bin, gas pedal, peal, pedlar

Diccionario colaborativo     Inglés Cobuild
to concentrate and to sacrifice
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
mettre la charrue devant les boeufs
put a stop to something
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
has been put in a place where everybody can see it.
There are many kinds of species on display in the zoo,lets go and visit there.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
à l'aventure met_on ses oeufs à couver
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
à tas de blé, le rat s'y met; et à l'argent les procès
autant pèche celui qui tient le sac que celui qui met dedans
entre l'enclume et le marteau, il ne faut pas mettre le doigt
dans la femme des autres, le diable met une cuillerée de miel
l'on est souvent tenté par la femme d'autrui
aux mois qui sont écrits en <<R>>, il faut mettre de l'eau dans son verre
in hiver comme en été, jamais samedi ne s'est passé que le soleil n'y ait mis son nez
celui qui pose une question est bête cinq minutes, celui qui n'en pose pas l'est toute sa vie
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