Definition of wheech in English:

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Pronunciation: /hwiːx/
Pronunciation: /hwiːk/
(also wheek /hwiːk/)


[with object] Scottish & Northern Irish
1Snatch or remove (something) quickly: I wheeched the duvet off Gavin’s bed
More example sentences
  • 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 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Rush; dash: I wheech down after him
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.


Early 19th century: of imitative origin.

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