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British English: /wʌɪə/
American English: /ˈwaɪ(ə)r/

Translation of wire in Italian:


  • 2 (American English) (telegram) to get a wire from somebody
    ricevere un telegramma da qualcuno
    to send somebody a wire
    mandare un telegramma a qualcuno
  • 3 (American English) (in horseracing)
    linea (feminine) di traguardo

transitive verb


down to the wire

(American English)

to get in under the wire

(American English)
(arrive) arrivare al pelo
(accomplish something) finire appena in tempo

to pull wires

(American English)

to get one's wires crossed

capirsi male

Phrasal verbs

wire up:

wire [something] up to something
collegare a qualcosa
the TV is wired up to the speakers
il televisore è collegato agli altoparlanti
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