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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.
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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
pop a wheelie
To execute such a stunt.
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.