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verb [transitive] wire pronunciation in British English /ˈwaɪə(r)/ 
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present tense
present participlewiring
past tensewired
past participlewired
  1. 1



    wire up

    to connect a piece of electrical equipment to something, or to connect the wires inside a piece of equipment

    The kids are taught how to wire a plug.

    The patients are wired up to various machines for tests.

  2. 2
    to join things together using wire

    Doctors will wire the sections of broken bone together.


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