set the wheels in motion

Definition of set the wheels in motion

  1. :  to do something essential to begin a process With today's announcement, she has set the wheels in motion for a run for the presidency.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

wheelplay wheels
  1. :  a circular frame of hard material that may be solid, partly solid, or spoked and that is capable of turning on an axle

    :  a contrivance or apparatus having as its principal part a wheel: such as

    :  a chiefly medieval instrument of torture designed for mutilating a victim (as by stretching or disjointing)

  1. :  to turn on or as if on an axis :  revolve

    :  to change direction as if revolving on a pivot

    :  to move or extend in a circle or curve

motionplay
  1. :  an act, process, or instance of changing place :  movement

    :  an active or functioning state or condition

    :  an impulse or inclination of the mind or will

  1. :  to signal by a movement or gesture

    :  to direct by a motion


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