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Definition of peddle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    peddle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈpedl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they peddle
    BrE BrE//ˈpedl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedl//
     
    he / she / it peddles
    BrE BrE//ˈpedlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedlz//
     
    past simple peddled
    BrE BrE//ˈpedld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedld//
     
    past participle peddled
    BrE BrE//ˈpedld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedld//
     
    -ing form peddling
    BrE BrE//ˈpedlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedlɪŋ//
     
     
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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.
  3. Word Origin early 16th cent.: back-formation from pedlar.
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