wire


wire
wire wire [waɪə ǁ waɪr] verb [transitive]
1. to send money electronically from one bank to another:

• Prosecutors said Burks moved $45,000 to his girlfriend and wired $13,300 to a bank account in Florida.

2. also wire something up to connect something to a computer system or another piece of equipment:

• Her laptop is wired up to a router, and the other computers in the house run on wireless adaptors.

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wire UK US /waɪər/ noun
[C or U] PRODUCTION a piece of long thin metal that can be bent or used to hold things together: »

Thin strands of copper wire are wrapped around the connection and soldered.

[C or U] COMMUNICATIONS a piece of long thin metal that can carry signals or electricity: »

electrical/telephone wire

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The wires had been cut, leaving the building in darkness.

[U] US BANKING, COMMUNICATIONS an electronic system for sending money from one bank account to another: by wire »

Amounts over $1,000 can be transferred to your bank account by wire or by check.

Compare TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER(Cf. telegraphic transfer)
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a piece of electronic equipment that someone wears so that other people can secretly listen to their conversation, especially when trying to trick someone: »

He agreed to wear a wire to the meeting as part of the FBI investigation.

down to the wire — Cf. down to the wire
get your wires crossed — Cf. get your wires crossed
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wire UK US /waɪər/ verb [T]
US BANKING, COMMUNICATIONS to send money from one bank account to another using an electronic system: »

The insurance company wired the payment directly to our account.

US COMMUNICATIONS in the past, to send someone a telegram (= message sent over electrical wires and printed out)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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