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English definition of “wire”

wire

verb [T]     /waɪər/
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)
(Definition of wire verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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