Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun freewheel

1 sense of freewheel

Sense 1
freewheel -- (a clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting))
       => clutch -- (a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism; "this year's model has an improved clutch")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb freewheel

2 senses of freewheel

Sense 1
freewheel, drift -- (live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school")
       => exist, survive, live, subsist -- (support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day")

Sense 2
freewheel -- (coast in a vehicle using the freewheel)
       => coast -- (move effortlessly; by force of gravity)

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