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pedal pushers

  

      pl n   calf-length trousers or jeans worn by women  
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pedal          [1]  
      n  
1   
a    any foot-operated lever or other device, esp. one of the two levers that drive the chain wheel of a bicycle, the foot brake, clutch control, or accelerator of a car, one of the levers on an organ controlling deep bass notes, or one of the levers on a piano used to create a muted effect or sustain tone  
b    (as modifier)  
a pedal cycle, a pianist's pedal technique     
      vb   , -als, -alling, -alled  
     (U.S.)   , -als, -aling, -aled  
2    to propel (a bicycle, boat, etc.) by operating the pedals  
3    intr   to operate the pedals of an organ, piano, etc., esp. in a certain way  
4    to work (pedals of any kind)  
     (C17: from Latin pedalis; see pedal2)  

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soft pedal

  
  
de-emphasize, go easy     (informal)   moderate, play down, tone down  

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pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal point

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