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  • put a spoke in someone's wheel — To thwart or hinder someone • • • Main Entry: ↑spoke put a spoke in someone s wheel see under ↑spoke2 • • • Main Entry: ↑wheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • put a spoke in someone's wheel — put a spoke in (someone s) wheel British & Australian to spoil someone else s plans and stop them from doing something. Tell him you re using the car that weekend that should put a spoke in his wheel …   New idioms dictionary

  • put a spoke in someone's wheel — ► put a spoke in someone s wheel Brit. prevent someone from carrying out a plan. Main Entry: ↑spoke …   English terms dictionary

  • put a spoke in someone's wheel — Brit. prevent someone from carrying out a plan. → spoke …   English new terms dictionary

  • put a spoke in wheel — put a spoke in (someone s) wheel British & Australian to spoil someone else s plans and stop them from doing something. Tell him you re using the car that weekend that should put a spoke in his wheel …   New idioms dictionary

  • spoke — [1] ► NOUN 1) each of the bars or wire rods connecting the centre of a wheel to its rim. 2) each of a set of radial handles projecting from a ship s wheel. 3) each of the metal rods in an umbrella to which the material is attached. ● put a spoke… …   English terms dictionary

  • spoke — I. /spoʊk / (say spohk) verb past tense and archaic past participle of speak. II. /spoʊk / (say spohk) noun 1. one of the bars, rods, or rungs radiating from the hub or nave of a wheel and supporting the rim or felloe. 2. one of a number of pins… …   Australian English dictionary

  • spoke — spoke1 noun 1》 each of the bars or wire rods connecting the centre of a wheel to its rim. 2》 each of a set of radial handles projecting from a ship s wheel. 3》 each of the metal rods in an umbrella to which the material is attached. Phrases put a …   English new terms dictionary

  • wheel — 1 /wi:l/ noun (C) 1 ON A VEHICLE (C) one of the round things under a car, bus, bicycle etc that turn when it moves 2 IN A MACHINE (C) a flat round part in a machine that turns round when the machine operates: a gear wheel 3 FOR CONTROLLING A… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wheel — wheel1 W3S2 [wi:l] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on a vehicle)¦ 2¦(for controlling a vehicle)¦ 3¦(in a machine)¦ 4 the wheels of something 5 the wheel of fortune/life/time etc 6 (set of) wheels 7 wheels within wheels 8 set the wheels in motion/set the wheels… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spoke — 1 the past tense of speak 2 noun (C) 1 one of the thin metal bars which connect the outer ring of a wheel to the centre, especially on a bicycle 2 put a spoke in sb s wheel to prevent someone from doing something they have planned: I feel like… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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