hot-wire - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] informal 

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present tense
I/you/we/theyhot-wire
he/she/ithot-wires
present participlehot-wiring
past tensehot-wired
past participlehot-wired
  1. to start the engine of a car by connecting wires rather than by using a key, usually in order to steal the car