the wire

Definition of the wire


  1. :  a thin piece of string that the winner of a race breaks through at the end of the race The marathon ended in a sprint to the wire by the two top runners. —often used figuratively The election went/came (right) down to the wire.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  metal in the form of a usually very flexible thread or slender rod

    :  a thread or rod of such material

    :  wirework

  1. :  to provide with wire :  use wire on for a specific purpose

    :  to send or send word to by telegraph

    :  to connect by or as if by a wire

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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