pop a wheelie

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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.
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pop a wheelie

To execute such a stunt.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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What's the secret to popping a wheelie? "You have to find the right balance," he replies.
You can smooth the transition by popping a wheelie just before the intersection to smooth the abruptness of the transition (Figures 5 & 6).