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