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Topic: TELEPHONE, TELEGRAPH


wire

2 verb
     
wire2 [transitive]
1 also wire up
a) to connect wires inside a building or piece of equipment so that electricity can pass through:
Check that the plug has been wired up properly.
b) to connect electrical equipment to the electrical system using wires
wire something to something
The CD player had been wired up to the car's cigarette lighter.
2BFB to send money electronically
3 to attach a piece of recording equipment to a person or room, especially secretly
4

be wired for something

to have all the necessary wires and connections for an electrical system to work:
All the rooms have been wired for cable TV.
5 American EnglishTCT to send a telegram to someone
6 to fasten two or more things together using wire
wire something together
The poles had all been wired together.
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