wire

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwaɪər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/waɪr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(wīər)

Inflections of 'wire' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
wires
v 3rd person singular
wiring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
wired
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
wired
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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wire

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [copper, steel, tungsten, metal] wires
  2. be careful of the live wire
  3. her [child, student] is a real live wire
  4. [TV, electric, telephone, satellite] wires
  5. a [bank, cash, news] wire
  6. a [piece, length, roll, strip] of wire
  7. a [live, loose, neutral] wire
  8. the [ground, green, red, brown, yellow] wire
  9. [barb, barbed, cross, razor] wire
  10. [damaged, cut, severed] by a wire
  11. [head to head, neck and neck] at the wire
  12. the [race, contest, competition] has come down to the wire
  13. got [home, approval, the report finished] (just) under the wire
  14. [got] in under the wire
  15. lay a wire to [snare, trap, catch] animals
  16. pull (some) wires to get a [job, promotion, way in]
  17. walk [across, on] (thin) wires
  18. was [dangling, hanging] from a (high) wire
  19. walk the high wire
  20. [puppets, props, characters] on wires
n as adj
  1. a wire [cable, lead, extension, connector, mesh, fence]
  2. a wire [transfer, transaction]
  3. wire-like [hair, bristles, whiskers]
v
  1. wire the [money, funds] to me
  2. wire me the [money]
  3. the [money] was wired to me [by, from] my [parents, bank account]
  4. wire the [house, computer, electronics]
  5. (the house was) wired to [listen to, record, eavesdrop, find out]
  6. wired (it) up to the [battery, mains, power supply]
  7. wired him up to [a life support, an ECG] machine
  8. wired up to a [computer, machine, network]
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