wheel away

wheel away

1. To depart or travel away (from someone or something) on wheels or on a wheeled vehicle or apparatus. The suspicious black car wheeled away just before it reached the military checkpoint. A: "Where are Tom and Martha?" B: "Oh, they wheeled away about an hour ago."
2. To drive or maneuver a wheeled vehicle or apparatus away (from someone, something, or some place). In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "wheel" and "away." The waiter wheeled away the dessert cart before I had a chance to select something. I had to wheel my bicycle away on foot after I got a flat tire.
3. To transport someone or something away (from someone, something, or some place) on a wheeled vehicle or apparatus. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "wheel" and "away." The thieves apparently wheeled the antique statue away using a dolly in the middle of the night. His friends stuck him in a shopping cart and wheeled him away from the grocery store as fast as they could.
4. To turn or whirl quickly around as one moves away (from someone or something). In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "wheel" and "away." I desperately wanted to tell him how I felt, but I just wheeled away and stormed off in a sulk, instead. The player wheeled away in celebration after scoring a last-minute goal.
See also: away, wheel
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

wheel someone or something away

to push away someone or something on wheels. The nurse wheeled the old man away, into the shelter of the porch. She wheeled away the old man.
See also: away, wheel
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We skipped out and looked; but it warn't nothing but the flutter of a steamboat's wheel away down, coming around the point; so we come back.
HAMMER BLOW: Wolves' Stephen Ward holds his head as Burnley players wheel away to celebrate their second goal.
ClEan uP: girls wheel away the deckchairs for the night FAMILY OUTING: Enjoying the shade of a weeping willow tree on Stratford Recreation Ground.
If you turn the wheel away from the curb and move forward, the back wheels will just bump into the curb.
Turn the wheel away from the dock and shift into forward, and all you're doing is pushing the stern into the dock.
Wheelie bins have been used by burglars in Hartlepool to climb over backyard walls and gain access to properties, as well as being used to wheel away or hide stolen goods.
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The intruders also used the club's Red Cross stretcher to wheel away a framed jersey given to midfielder Tommy Bryce for his 40th birthday.
IT'S PARK-RED: Aberdeen players wheel away in delight after Darren Mackie's fifth-minute effort gave them a fifth-minute lead and left Celtic's defence looking shell-shocked
Coulthard - who regularly travels at over 180mph - revealed he rarely gets behind the wheel away from the circuit.
Coulthard - accompanied by people of different ages to illustrate the roads death toll - revealed he rarely gets behind the wheel away from the circuit.