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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.