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

 

freewheel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌfriːˈwiːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfriːˈwiːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they freewheel
BrE BrE//ˌfriːˈwiːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfriːˈwiːl//
 
he / she / it freewheels
BrE BrE//ˌfriːˈwiːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfriːˈwiːlz//
 
past simple freewheeled
BrE BrE//ˌfriːˈwiːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfriːˈwiːld//
 
past participle freewheeled
BrE BrE//ˌfriːˈwiːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfriːˈwiːld//
 
-ing form freewheeling
BrE BrE//ˌfriːˈwiːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfriːˈwiːlɪŋ//
 
Cycling
 
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to ride a bicycle without using the pedals I freewheeled down the hill to the village. See related entries: Cycling