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  1. wire

    • IPA[ˈwī(ə)r]

    美式

    • n.
      metal drawn out into the form of a thin flexible thread or rod;a piece of wire.
    • v.
      install electric circuits or wires in;connect (someone or something) to a piece of electronic equipment
    • verb: wire, 3rd person present: wires, gerund or present participle: wiring, past tense: wired, past participle: wired

    • noun: wire, plural noun: wires

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. metal drawn out into the form of a thin flexible thread or rod a coil of copper wire a wire coat hanger
    • a piece of wire.
    • a length or quantity of wire used, for example, for fencing or to carry an electric current.
    • North American a wire stretched across and above the track at the finish line of a racetrack.
    • 2. an electronic listening device that can be concealed on a person an undercover police informer who was wearing a wire
    • 3. North American informal a telegram or cablegram.

    動詞

    • 1. install electric circuits or wires in wiring a plug they wired the place themselves
    • connect (someone or something) to a piece of electronic equipment a microphone wired to a loudspeaker
    • 2. provide, fasten, or reinforce with wires they wired his jaw
    • 3. North American informal send a telegram or cablegram to she wired her friend for advice
    • send (money) to (someone) by means of a telegram or cablegram he was expecting a friend in Australia to wire him $1,500
    • 4. snare (an animal) with wire.
    • 5. obstruct (a ball, shot, or player) by a wicket.