change a (flat) tire

idiom

: to replace a flat tire with one that is not flat
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Examples of change a (flat) tire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a clear spring afternoon, waiting for her father to change a flat tire on the way home from church, Annabelle wandered into the street and was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 12 Jan. 2023 Investigators found that a passenger vehicle was parked on the right shoulder and its occupants were outside of it trying to change a flat tire. Staff Report, Chicago Tribune, 17 Aug. 2023 The station is equipped with an air pump, wrench, screwdrivers and anything else needed to adjust a gear or change a tire. Bob Bong, Chicago Tribune, 11 July 2023 According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim pulled over onto the side of eastbound state Route 78, west of Emerald Drive, to change a flat tire. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2023 Police said the victims were trying to change a flat tire when they were fatally struck by the truck. CBS News, 8 Dec. 2022 For instance, Neighbor Jones is more likely to change a flat tire for Neighbor Newell if Newell helped fix Jones’s broken lawn mower last week. Kristin Ohlson, Discover Magazine, 24 Oct. 2012 Their homework is to change a tire themselves, at home. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 29 Nov. 2022 Make sure to know how to change a tire in case of a flat. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 8 Oct. 2020

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“Change a (flat) tire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/change%20a%20%28flat%29%20tire. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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