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Noun: freewheel  'free'weel
  1. A clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting)
Verb: freewheel  'free'weel
  1. Live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
    "My son freewheeled around for years in California before going to law school";
    - drift
     
  2. Coast in a vehicle using the freewheel

Derived forms: freewheeling, freewheeled, freewheels

Type of: clutch, coast, exist, live, subsist, survive

Encyclopedia: Freewheel