Definition of wheech in English:


(also wheek)

Pronunciation: /hwiːk//hwiːx/


[WITH OBJECT]Northern irish, Scottish
  • 1 Snatch or remove (something) quickly.

    ‘I wheeched the duvet off Gavin's bed’
    • ‘She wheeked out the map.’
    • ‘He asked a taxi driver how much it would cost to wheek him over to St Andrews.’
    • ‘He kept his van there so he could be wheeked around in the style to which he was accustomed.’
    • ‘Any vision of utopia based on shiny automobiles to wheek you places quickly on rails is not mine.’
    • ‘I successfully wheeked the lodged cotton bud out of my ear.’
    • ‘The waiter was hovering constantly at my elbow, wheeking away breadcrumbs or tidying up around me.’
    1. 1.1[no object, with adverbial of direction]Rush; dash.
      ‘I wheech down after him’
      • ‘He takes an age to lift it to the skies but eventually, wheech, up it goes, and we're all done and dusted.’
      • ‘The entire nation passes the useless time watching the coloured balls wheek round each Saturday lottery evening.’
      • ‘He wheeks round tae Miss Doyle.’
      • ‘Words of uncertain origin but with a distinct onomatopoeic element include: birl to whirl, daud a thump or lump, dunt a thump, sclaff to slap, skrauch and skreich to shriek, wheech to move in a rush, yatter to chatter.’
      rush, race, run, sprint, bolt, dart, gallop, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, hare, bound, fly, speed, streak, zoom, plunge, dive, whisk, scurry, scuttle, scamper, scramble
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Early 19th century: of imitative origin.