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Definition of peddle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    peddle

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈpɛdl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they peddle
     
    he / she / it peddles
     
    past simple peddled
     
    -ing form peddling
     
     
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  1. 1peddle something to try to sell goods by going from house to house or from place to place He worked as a door-to-door salesman peddling cloths and brushes. to peddle illegal drugs
  2. 2peddle something to spread an idea or story in order to get people to accept it to peddle malicious gossip This line (= publicly stated opinion) is being peddled by all the government spokesmen.
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