Definition of the wireUS
- The marathon ended in a sprint to the wire by the two top runners.
- The election went/came (right) down to the wire.
: metal in the form of a usually very flexible thread or slender rod
: a thread or rod of such material
: 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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