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wheel

noun [C]  us   /hwil, wil/

wheel noun [C] (ROUND OBJECT)

a circular object, connected at the center to a bar, that is used for making vehicles or parts of machines move: the wheel of a bicycle The wheel refers to a steering wheel (= wheel in a vehicle that you turn to make the vehicle go left or right): I never feel safe with Richard behind the wheel (= driving). Would you mind taking the wheel (= driving) for a couple of hours?

wheel

verb  us   /hwil, wil/

wheel verb (CHANGE DIRECTION)

[I always + adv/prep] to turn around quickly: She wheeled around and slapped his face.

wheel verb (ROUND OBJECT)

[T always + adv/prep] to push or pull an object with wheels under it: She was wheeling a stroller in the park.
Translations of “wheel”
in Arabic عَجَلة…
in Korean 바퀴…
in Malaysian roda, stereng…
in French roue, tour, volant…
in Turkish tekerlek, çark…
in Italian ruota…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輪子, 車輪, (船的)舵輪…
in Russian колесо…
in Polish koło…
in Vietnamese bánh xe, hệ thống bánh xe…
in Spanish rueda, volante…
in Portuguese roda…
in Thai ล้อ, สิ่งที่มีลักษณะเป็นวงกลม…
in German das Rad, die Scheibe, das Steuer…
in Catalan roda…
in Japanese 車輪…
in Indonesian roda, setir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轮子, 车轮, (船的)舵轮…
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