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wheel around

1. To push someone or something around in some wheeled carrier, such as a cart or wheelchair. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "wheel" and "around." My worst job was as a stock picker the warehouse, where I had to wheel around inventory people had ordered online. My wife had to wheel me around in a wheelchair for nearly a year while my arms and legs healed after the accident.
2. To push some kind of wheeled carrier or vehicle to, through, or around a location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "wheel" and "around." My mom always makes me wheel around the shopping cart while she picks out what we need. The police said we couldn't ride our bikes in the area, so we just had to wheel them around on foot.
3. To rotate or spin very quickly in a circle. The disc at the end of the motor keeps wheeling around, even after I let go of the power button. As the ride continued to wheel around, I could feel myself becoming more and more nauseated.
4. To turn or spin very rapidly in or toward the opposite direction. She wheeled around with an angry look on her face when I said her name. I went to pet the dog when it wheeled around and bit me!
5. To cause someone or something turn or spin very rapidly in or toward the opposite direction. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "wheel" and "around." I wheeled him around so he could see what was being done to his car. Tom wheeled around the shopping cart when he realized he'd forgotten to pick up milk.
See also: around, wheel
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

wheel someone or something around

to push or steer around someone or something on wheels. I had to wheel my great-uncle around all day when we visited the zoo. I wheeled around my uncle so he could enjoy the park. I wheeled the heavy shopping cart around the grocery store.
See also: around, wheel

wheel around

to turn around quickly; to change direction quickly. She wheeled around quickly to face him. Suddenly, Roger wheeled around and started chasing Wally.
See also: around, wheel
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wheel around

v.
1. To turn around or as if around a central axis; rotate or revolve: The merry-go-round wheeled around.
2. To turn rapidly to face the opposite direction: I wheeled around to face the attacker.
3. To cause something to turn rapidly to face the opposite direction: The principal grabbed my shoulder and wheeled me around.
See also: around, wheel
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
As he sunk to the floor I wheeled around with my back toward the nearest desk, expecting to be overwhelmed by the vengeance of his fellows, but determined to give them as good a battle as the unequal odds would permit before I gave up my life.
Perkins wheeled around from his station before the blackboard and caught her in the act.
"Remain!" commanded Prince Michael, in so potent a voice that the disturbed one wheeled around with a somewhat chagrined laugh.
Tantor wheeled around like a cat, hurled Malbihn to the earth and kneeled upon him with the quickness of a cat.
She wheeled around in her chair, expecting to see Diana, and beheld a white-faced girl whose great eyes were brimmed up with a mixture of desperate courage and shrinking terror.
There was a full moonlight, and I could see that the noise was made by a great bat, which wheeled around, doubtless attracted by the light, although so dim, and every now and again struck the window with its wings.
Scaffolding The tree in which various animals escape from the wolf is turned into scaffolding and a shopping trolley is wheeled around. The recorded narration by Holly McNish is definitely not posh.
No wonder he was always a crowd favourite, although it would have been funny to see him wheeled around the paddock inside a giant cake like he was on UK game show Big Break!
As we wheeled around in the mud and rain at (who served in British Army) Castlemartin Training Area, I remember thinking: "I don't fancy my chances in this if we go over an IED."
Insiders allege some expenses claims relate to a hen do and birthday parties - and on one occasion, a trolley with up to 24 bottles of Prosecco was wheeled around the office.
The decommissioned, supersonic Nanchang A-5C ground-attack aircraft was wheeled around the streets of the capital before it reached its resting position on Ninth Avenue in Sector I-9.
Unlike most of the patients, he was kept under police protection, a belated administrative decision whose irony does not escape the heavily bandaged author, as he is wheeled around the hospital hallways and grounds.
Dating this back to the Harappan civilisation when the earth was taken into one's hands and wheeled around to form a pot; it was akin to a teacher moulding a child into a fine being.
Collecting a knocked-on goal-kick, Gormley wheeled around to attempt an ambitious bicycle kick but blasted over.
The 85-year-old senior, dressed up as Olenna Tyrell in the convention, turned heads as she was wheeled around in a chair fashioned to look like the Iron Throne.