wheel


wheel
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noun
1 on a bicycle, car, etc.
ADJECTIVE
bicycle, car, etc.
spare (BrE)
front
back, rear
nearside, offside (both BrE)
alloy
WHEEL + VERB
change, replace

A tyre/tire blew and we had to change the wheel.

WHEEL + VERB
go around, go round (esp. BrE), spin, turn

The wheels were still going around.

The political wheel had turned full circle, and he was back in power. (figurative)

skid, slide, slip

He braked suddenly, causing the front wheels to skid.

come off, fall off
lock (esp. BrE)

She braked too hard and the wheels locked.

WHEEL + NOUN
arch, base, bearings, hub, nut (BrE), rim, trim (BrE), well (esp. AmE)
clamp (BrE)
PREPOSITION
on wheels

A child was pulling along a little dog on wheels.

under the wheels

She fell under the wheels of a bus.

2 (also steering wheel)
VERB + WHEEL
grip, hold
turn

Turn the steering wheel hard to the right.

grab, take

He grabbed the steering wheel from her to prevent the car going off the road.

I drove the first 200 miles and then Steve took the wheel.

lose control of, take control of
WHEEL + NOUN
lock
PREPOSITION
at the wheel

The bus set off again with a fresh driver at the wheel.

behind the wheel

I saw the car drive past, but didn't recognize the woman behind the wheel.

I spend a lot of time behind the wheel (= driving).

PHRASES
keep your hands on the steering wheel, put your hands on the steering wheel
take your hands off the steering wheel

Roy took his hands off the steering wheel.

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verb
Wheel is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑seagull
Wheel is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bicycle, ↑bike, ↑cart, ↑pram, ↑pushchair, ↑trolley

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Wheel — (hw[=e]l), n. [OE. wheel, hweol, AS. hwe[ o]l, hweogul, hweowol; akin to D. wiel, Icel. hv[=e]l, Gr. ky klos, Skr. cakra; cf. Icel. hj[=o]l, Dan. hiul, Sw. hjul. [root]218. Cf. {Cycle}, {Cyclopedia}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A circular frame turning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wheel — [hwēl, wēl] n. [ME whele < OE hweol, earlier hweogol < IE * kwekwlo , wheel (> Gr kyklos, a circle) < base * kwel , to turn, be around, dwell > Gr telos, turning point, end, polos, axis, L colere, to till, dwell, Ger hals, neck] 1 …   English World dictionary

  • wheel — ► NOUN 1) a circular object that revolves on an axle, fixed below a vehicle to enable it to move along or forming part of a machine. 2) something resembling a wheel or having a wheel as its essential part. 3) (wheels) informal a car. 4) an… …   English terms dictionary

  • Wheel — Wheel, v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate. [1913 Webster] The moon carried about the earth always shows the same face to us, not once wheeling upon her own center. Bentley …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wheel|er — «HWEE luhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that wheels. 2. a thing, such as a vehicle or a boat, that has a wheel or wheels: »a four wheeler, side wheeler. 3. = wheel horse. (Cf. ↑wheel horse) …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheel|ie — «HWEE lee», noun. a stunt of riding a motorcycle or bicycle on one wheel: »“Doing a wheelie”…means lifting the front wheel off the ground and balancing on the rear wheel alone (New York Times) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wheel — Wheel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wheeled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wheeling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood. [1913 Webster] 2. To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wheel —   [englisch, wiːl; wörtlich »Rad«], auch Modulation Wheel oder Pitch Wheel, Steuerungsrad (Handrad) an Synthesizern (meist am linken Rand angebracht, Bedienung mit linkem Daumen) zur Modulation (z. B. Vibrato, Wah Wah) oder für Pitch Bending… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • wheel — [n] circle, revolution caster, circuit, circulation, circumvolution, cycle, disk, drum, gyration, gyre, hoop, pivot, pulley, ratchet, ring, roll, roller, rotation, round, spin, trolley, turn, twirl, whirl; concepts 436,464,502 wheel [v] turn,… …   New thesaurus

  • wheel — vb *turn, revolve, rotate, gyrate, circle, spin, twirl, whirl, swirl, pirouette, eddy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • wheel — A circular device, thin in relation to its face area, usually able to rotate about a central axle or pivot, with a durable but elastic rim or with regular teeth cut on the rim and for lightness often supported by spokes joined to the hub instead… …   Dictionary of automotive terms


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