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pop a wheelie

To perform a maneuver on a bicycle, motorcycle, or other vehicle in which one travels forward with the front wheel(s) raised up and the rear wheel(s) remaining on the ground. She really gets a kick out of popping wheelies on her motorcycle in front of the neighbors. He tried to pop a wheelie, but ended up falling backwards onto his back.
See also: pop, wheelie

wheelie

The act or instance of raising up the front wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle while the rear wheel stays on the ground, either while continuing to ride, or, less commonly, remaining stationary. He tried to do a wheelie, but ended up falling backwards onto his back. She really gets a kick out of popping wheelies on her motorcycle in front of the neighbors.

wheely

and wheelie
n. an act of rearing up on a bike or motorcycle, balancing on the rear wheel. The kid did a wheelie and scared his mother to death.

wheelie

verb
See wheely

pop a wheelie

To execute such a stunt.
See also: pop, wheelie
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A TEENAGER jailed for 12 months for deliberately driving over a policeman's foot on a motorbike could not have done a wheelie from a standstill position, claimed a lawyer in court.
After a second or two, he lifts up the shopping cart on its rear wheels in perfect balance as he performed a wheelie. For those who are unaware, a wheelie is a type of a stunt, normally performed on bikes.
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Pensioner Dorothy Bradbury was told she must swap her black sacks for a wheelie bin, despite having to negotiate ten stairs to leave her rubbish outside her home in Mildenhall Road, Great Barr.
You amaze me how you say you will carry your household waste all the way to Tyseley, but you would find it difficult to push a wheelie bin to the roadside for collection.
And Rab Stewart can't believe someone was cruel enough to tie his new pal inside a plastic bag and chuck him in a wheelie bin like a piece of rubbish.
DEAR Editor, I paid in good faith PS35 for a wheelie bin on the first day you were able to pay.
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Stood outside, with smells within - I'm glad I'm not a wheelie bin!
"Following a fatal fire in 2004, we launched a wheelie bin safety campaign with all the councils inMerseyside, with sticker campaigns, gravity locks, leaflet campaigns and enforcement pilots.
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