wheel away

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wheel away (third-person singular simple present wheels away, present participle wheeling away, simple past and past participle wheeled away)

  1. (idiomatic, chiefly sports) To run around in celebration
    • 2007, Alan Smith, The Daily Telegraph online edition, Goal proves Owen is back in the big time[1]
      Following an hour of graft that did not include too many glimpses of goal he casually wheeled away having finished David Beckham's inviting cross in the manner of a man totally at home in those kind of positions.
    • 2010, ESPN, Valencia win, Mallorca beat Malaga 28 November 2010
      Athletic captain Gurpegi charged in at the near post to glance in David Lopez's left-wing corner before wheeling away in delight, ripping off his shirt and celebrating with his team-mates and the ecstatic home fans.
    • 2012 April 15, Phil McNulty, “Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea”, BBC:
      David Luiz and Terry challenged for headers and when the loose ball fell to Mata, his shot was blocked on the line by a bundle of bodies that included King, Assou-Ekotto and Terry. Referee Atkinson was swift to award the goal as Mata wheeled away in celebration - much to the disgust of the Spurs players.