wheel

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wheel is part of the Basic English 850.

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Noun[change]

Singular
wheel

Plural
wheels

A wheel
  1. A wheel is a round thing (circle) on a cart or carriage or train or other machine that moves. A cart has four wheels that touch the road and turn.
    The cart needs a very smooth road because it has little wheels.


Verb[change]

Plain form
wheel

Third-person singular
wheels

Past tense
wheeled

Past participle
wheeled

Present participle
wheeling

  1. (transitive) If you wheel something somewhere, you transport it in or on a vehicle that has wheels.
    The nurses wheeled her into the operating theatre.
  2. (intransitive) If something is wheeling, it is travelling in circles.
    The eagle wheeled and dived towards the ground to catch its prey.