present participle of wheel

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1 to change the course or direction of (something)
  • wheeled the bike around sharply to see what had fallen off

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2 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis
  • wheeled the bicycle's tires around to see if they were balanced

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3 to move in circles around an axis or center
  • she wheeled around and around until finally she got dizzy and fell down

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4 to turn away from a straight line or course
  • the highway wheels to the west as it forms an arc that bypasses the city

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5 to change one's course or direction
  • upon hearing the construction workers' suggestive remarks, she wheeled around to glare at them

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The first known use of wheeling was in the 15th century

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“Wheeling.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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