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

Translation of wire in Spanish:

noun

  • 2 countable 2.1 (Electricity, Telecom) bare wires
    cables pelados
    (before noun) wire strippers
    alicates (masculine plural) pelacables
    cross 2 2
    2.2 (telegram) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Today, of course, we are no longer tethered to telegraph or telephone wires for conversation.
    • I frequently went down to the C&O Coloma depot, and spent time there listening in on the wire with agent Baker.
    2.3 (teletype machine)
    (American English) [colloquial]
    hot off the wire
    de última hora
    Example sentences
    • Iron creates the magnetic field and copper wires carry away the current generated.
    • Do wires degenerate when electric current is passed through them?
    • Objecting to unsightly overhead wires to provide electric current, most British systems did not adopt electric traction until after 1900.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (Electricity)to be wired to something
    estar conectado a algo
    these homes are wired for cable TV
    estas viviendas tienen instalación de televisión por cable
    the plug has been wrongly wired
    han conectado mal los cables del enchufe
    1.2 (telegraph) [colloquial]wire me when you get there
    mándame un telegrama cuando llegues
    they wired me the news, they wired the news to me
    me comunicaron la noticia por telegrama
    me telegrafiaron la noticia
    they wired me some money
    me mandaron un giro telegráfico
    1.3 (bug) [colloquial]
    (room/apartment)
    colocar or esconder micrófonos en
    Example sentences
    • The meeting discussed heating arrangements for the winter months and hope to get the prefab wired up for electricity during the next few weeks.
    • The polygraph, where you're - as you're aware, you have to be wired up to and it measures blood pressure, and heart rate and pulse and so on and so forth.
    • The informer, who is wired up, is told by one of the News of the World team hidden in a nearby van to move aside so that the paper's photographer can get a clear view of the ‘gang’ to take a picture.
    Example sentences
    • There's no point buying several grands' worth of audiophile equipment only to wire it up to cheap speakers.
    • Electronic components are then wired on to the device to process information that it senses or to drive the movement of its mechanical parts.
    • Although he has been told he would be unlikely to win a patent for wiring a vintage receiver to a handphone, he thinks he can turn it into a design-driven business.
  • 2 (fasten) See examples: the parts are wired in place
    las piezas van sujetas con alambre
    she had her jaws wired (together)
    le inmovilizaron las mandíbulas

intransitive verb

  • (telegraph) [colloquial]
    mandar un telegrama
    Example sentences
    • As soon as the telegraph lines were back up and running she'd wire the Western Rangers, after all this was what they did for a living.

Phrasal verbs

wire up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(stereo/computer)
to wire something up to something
conectar algo a algo

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