Meaning of WHEEL in English

WHEEL

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bicycle wheel/tyre

My front bicycle tyre is flat.

big wheel

Catherine wheel

falling asleep at the wheel (= falling asleep while driving )

One in seven road accidents is caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel .

Ferris wheel

potter's wheel

prayer wheel

push/wheel a bicycle (= walk beside it pushing it )

She was wheeling her bicycle and talking to some friends.

set the wheels in motion (= started the process )

Once the house had been sold, Jane set the wheels in motion to find somewhere smaller to live.

spinning wheel

steering wheel

training wheel

wheel clamp

wheeling and dealing

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

asleep

One in seven road accidents is caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel .

back

Jekub's back wheels were nearly as high as a human.

If the car begins to fishtail, the back wheels have lost grip.

He stabbed the brake, stabbed too hard, and his back wheels slurred in the dirt.

His breathing sounds like the cardboard flap you pin to the back wheel of your bike to make a motorcycle.

The discharged cartridge cases were in the roadway and the gutter, close to the back wheel of the taxi.

If you have quick release wheels , take off the front wheel and lock it to the frame and back wheel.

Later I removed the back wheel , refitted it, adjusted the chain tension and replaced a headlight bulb.

I felt the sinking whir of the back wheel as it dug its own grave.

big

It was red in colour and had much bigger wheels than the ordinary farm cart.

Not that I was ever a big enough wheel in the machine to precipitate its destruction on my own.

A big wheel in local government.

The big wheel came round our way.

Because this was the contraption's trial run, it was to be driven manually by turning the big wheel .

He was a big wheel in Bucharest Securitate, Mr Manescu.

Hundreds of them were clutching the strings lashed to the big steering wheel above them.

front

So first I disconnect the cable where it joins the front wheel .

Even if front and rear wheels are losing grip, the unit favors the set with the least amount of grab.

He let go the clutch, lifted the front wheel and drove at the far bank, sand-spit dead ahead.

On our way to Montana our right front wheel come off and we were stranded on the road most all that day.

The pedals were fitted with toe-traps, which ensured that I landed chin first in whatever caused the front wheel to skid.

A stone had been dislodged by the front wheel and had punctured our diesel tank.

Alpine roads are better surfaced than they were, but still a patch of grit can start a front wheel sliding.

Lumberjack came leaping around his front wheel , and he had to go slow.

great

Christopher Smalley's men had already destroyed the great wheels in the winding-house.

And I knew that the great wheel which rose so easily was not what I wanted.

If this turns out to the case the great wheel of horticulture really will have turned full circle.

A succession of marquees led to the fairground complex, dominated by a great ferris wheel .

Things aren't so great at the wheel , however.

rear

Turn your front wheels in the direction of the skid, the direction in which the rear wheels are sliding.

The motor drives the car's single rear wheel by means of a chain.

Most often this occurs when you are braking a front-drive car and the rear wheels lock up.

I think it was Zonta and I hit him on the rear wheel .

Both are still on show in Niagara, complete with the rear wheels .

And use the extra money to get those rear wheels working for a living.

After further processing, hydrogen is delivered to a stack of fuel cells energizing electric motors that drive the rear wheels .

spinning

Distaffs may also be attached to a spinning wheel or be floor standing.

In one corner stood a spinning wheel , the threads still pulled tight.

In twenty seconds more they were gone, to the sound of spinning wheels on the ice and grinding gears.

He confessed to enjoying making spinning wheels and rocking horses in his spare time.

He would have preferred a spinning wheel for her to sit at, but one had to move forward with the times.

She is also making good progress at her spinning wheel .

steering

He clenched the steering wheel so hard that the car wobbled, and he hastily righted it.

The device incorporates a high tensile steel tube which clamps to the steering wheel and an integral alarm.

Anyone who knew him will gladly testify that he was a disaster behind a steering wheel .

Shore power is standard and the rim of the steering wheel is hide covered.

Karen smiled with enthusiasm at the car-like steering wheel of the boat.

Added features include seat and steering wheel height adjustment.

Laidlaw banged the steering wheel angrily with his fist.

I kept on going straight right up until the last second and then I wrenched the steering wheel hard over.

■ NOUN

alloy

Here a salesman flaunts his status by showing the sunshine roof, electric windows and alloy wheels on his family saloon.

An extra $ 1, 000 gets you our tester, which also had alloy wheels and anti-lock brakes.

Male speaker One was a white Escort with alloy wheels .

New 8J×16ins alloy wheels , under subtly flared wheelarches, distinguishing the 500E from other W124s.

New features include three new alloy wheel designs and much-needed new stalk controls.

And the test car, which had a full service history, also featured alloy wheels and burglar alarm.

I am fully rebuilding my 1974 Range Rover and would like to fit Vogue alloy wheels .

drive

This may explain its reluctance to come out of four wheel drive .

Furthermore, I often took detours to avoid sand which the Land Rover had gone through using its four wheel drive .

This is permanent four wheel drive with a free wheel overrun clutch in the front output to stop transmission wind up.

Replace both so that you can use four wheel drive .

Normally, this is done through land-wheel drive to maintain consistent application.

Additions to the range followed rapidly, all of which follow the same formula of transverse engine layout and front wheel drive .

At present it is only two wheel drive .

train

This was to prevent sparks from train wheels and engines reaching the gunpowder stores.

Most of the night, the sound of the train wheels had kept her awake.

I could not sleep for sheer fatigue. Train wheels , bustle.

The train wheels turned above the steel tangents.

water

Power was provided by a pair of water wheels driven by the Inchbrook.

Tesla was obsessed by water wheels and turbines.

Apart from the obvious iron water wheel , there are two sets of stones complete with damsels, hoppers, tuns etc.

Even into the nineteenth century there were thirty water wheels turning along it.

It now houses a restored water wheel and steam engine.

Teacher: It's a water wheel .

By 1940, the water wheel had been scrapped.

The water wheel was constructed from an electric cable spool.

■ VERB

grip

He gripped the wheel tightly and held his face quite close to the windscreen.

But the ride keeps you gripping the wheel .

The Doctor swung himself round the door and gripped the locking wheel .

Shortly after lunch, Durkin, attired in his motoring outfit, climbed into the car and gripped the steering wheel .

Repeat the tilt to the right side. Grip the steering wheel lightly with both hands.

But no, he thought as he gripped the wheel .

Miguel stopped, gripping the wheel as he came to a red light.

keep

Christmas cash keeps the wheels of the economy oiled.

It is important to keep the wheels rolling; rolling wheels have traction.

But if you can keep both wheels on the ground, the engine does have enough pace for decent progress.

But the ride keeps you gripping the wheel .

The executive keeps the wheels turning not by solving routine questions but by tackling the tough ones.

Her fingers still clung to the spokes, keeping one wheel out of action.

Press the legs of the barrow into the sand but keep the wheel on the road so that it doesn't get stuck.

oil

Gossiping, after all, is an important trade that oils the wheels of other people's industry.

Normally Paul would have been circulating with the best of them, oiling the wheels .

Credit was the solvent that oiled the wheels of many other retailers' businesses.

A certain level of corruption is tolerated as part of the grease that oils the wheels of the republic.

They can't excite the angry salivation needed to oil battle-bus wheels .

reinvent

Learning by discovery doesn't mean reinventing the wheel each time you need to move the wagon.

Without mentors we have to reinvent the wheel each new generation.

I mean, why reinvent the wheel if it rolls?

sit

Seventy-One Julie Craig sat at the wheel of the Fiesta, her head bowed.

Susan thought: Now I've lost him; but he sat behind the wheel without starting the engine.

He climbed in and sat behind the wheel .

Felipe de Santis sat at the wheel , his eyes dark and irritated as he approached at speed over the rough ground.

After thirty minutes I went outside, opened the door of the Falcon and sat down behind the wheel .

Memsahib sat nervously behind the wheel .

spin

Until Rainbow spins her wheel and hurtles towards towards them.

She suggested to Robin Hood that they switch clothing and that Robin Hood work at the spinning wheel .

She spun her own wheel , smashing into the Audi.

There is the spinning wheel ....

Creed was like a gambler. Spin the wheel .

And so you stay stuck, spinning your wheels , and getting angry or depressed.

Nathan spun the wheel and Seawitch changed direction.

The spinning wheel is a machine; a little toothpick is a machine.

steer

Murray's Alfa Romeo came with a-spoke, Grand Prix-type wood-rim steering wheel .

He stroked the steering wheel , words piling up.

Thirteen thousand of them were commanded by a helmsman who hadn't steered anything without wheels for more than a year.

He was starting to feel nervous; his hands stroked the steering wheel .

Richie on one side, Tam in the middle and me behind the steering wheel .

North Dakota State Highway 22-a road so straight and empty I set a book on the steering wheel and read.

Equipment includes power front windows, heated windscreen and washers, electric mirrors, sunroof, velour interior and sports steering wheel .

AlfTed said, punching the steering wheel .

turn

None of the others appear to have turned a wheel again.

To be human is merely to encumber the turning of the wheel .

With just a hope that both locks opened to the same sesame, I turned the wheels to one-five-one and tried it.

The pole is carried between a pair of turning wagon wheels , pulled by two red horses outfitted in bronze finery.

His McLaren-Honda, which had not turned a wheel until two days before, did not miss a beat.

I have decided that I will devote my life to trying to find the still center of the turning wheel .

Because this was the contraption's trial run, it was to be driven manually by turning the big wheel .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cog in the machine/wheel

asleep at the wheel/switch

One in seven road accidents is caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.

fifth wheel

Analytically this substantive meaning is redundant, a fifth wheel on the coach.

hell on wheels

Sean is an angelic little baby, but Sara is hell on wheels.

oil the wheels

A certain level of corruption is tolerated as part of the grease that oils the wheels of the republic.

Credit was the solvent that oiled the wheels of many other retailers' businesses.

Gossiping, after all, is an important trade that oils the wheels of other people's industry.

Normally Paul would have been circulating with the best of them, oiling the wheels.

put a spoke in sb's wheel

put your shoulder to the wheel

reinvent the wheel

He had set out to reinvent the wheel; actually he wound up inventing it.

I mean, why reinvent the wheel if it rolls?

Learning by discovery doesn't mean reinventing the wheel each time you need to move the wagon.

Without mentors we have to reinvent the wheel each new generation.

spin your wheels

I felt like I was just spinning my wheels trying to make him understand.

And so you stay stuck, spinning your wheels, and getting angry or depressed.

At the heart of all of the basic questions about normality we shall find we are spinning our wheels.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A big wheel in local government.

As soon as they were taken from shelter, they began to slide on locked wheels over the yard, and then to tilt.

By Easter 1991 the above were well on the way, and the wheels had also been fitted.

I let myself droop against the steering wheel .

I missed the slower trains with the lounge cars and the rackety wheels.

Locomotives weighing thirty or forty tons caused havoc where wheel met rail, iron rails sometimes needing replacement every two years.

Outside, a dozen gleaming Harleys were parked in a row, backed in, wheels cut to the left, identical.

The real danger to the mountain vegetation comes not from cycle wheels but from acid rain and global warming.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

trolley

Two white-jacketed waiters wheeled a trolley into the room.

Be careful when wheeling a trolley over any uneven ground if your child is in the seat.

Romanov's monologue was only once interrupted, by a waiter who wheeled in a trolley on which sat a silver salver.

He found one near the exit where the checkout girl was just opening up and Mum wheeled her trolley into the space.

Belinda wheeled the trolley over and helped Faye by passing her the lancet and reading the reagent strip for her.

I keep thinking I know them, these that are wheeled on trolleys or borne on stretchers.

She wheeled the trolley into the kitchen, and took the plum tart out of the oven.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cog in the machine/wheel

asleep at the wheel/switch

One in seven road accidents is caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.

fifth wheel

Analytically this substantive meaning is redundant, a fifth wheel on the coach.

hell on wheels

Sean is an angelic little baby, but Sara is hell on wheels.

put a spoke in sb's wheel

put your shoulder to the wheel

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

As I arrived she was just wheeling her bicycle out of the shed.

I collected a trolley and wheeled it towards the frozen food section.

She hated being wheeled round in a wheelchair.

They then wheeled me into the operating room.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And above, the pinpricks of light wheeling on.

Just forget about anyone wheeling a linen-covered table into your room with plates, silverware, wine glasses and ice buckets.

No one said a word until the waiters wheeled in the centrepiece of the main course.

The pigeons wheel and scuttle around us.

The seagulls wheeled off and up over the harbour.

Theresa is wheeling a pushchair and trying to cope with the twins.

Two other buzzards wheel in on big circling paths further along, about 30m above the woods.

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