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The sticks were tied in bundles with wire.
a piece/bit/length of wire
a coil/roll of wire
a wire coat-hanger
a wire fence/cage
We got our wires crossed about what time we were supposed to meet.
Talks went down to the wire, with agreement being reached at the very last minute.
A few last-minute applications for the job slipped in under the wire.
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American English version of definition of wire
the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
the bone in the top part of your leg, above your knee. A less technical name for this is the...
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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Definition of wire from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.