Translation of "wire" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /waɪər/ us /waɪr/

wire noun (METAL THREAD)

B2 [ C or U ] a piece of thin metal thread that can be bent, used for fastening things and for making particular types of objects that are strong but can bend

a wire fence 金属线栅栏

B2 [ C ] (a piece of) thin metal thread with a layer of plastic around it, used for carrying electric current

Someone had cut the phone wires. 有人切断了电话线。
Don't touch those wires whatever you do. 无论如何都别碰那些导线。
the wire

UK the wire fence around a prison or prison camp

During the war he spent three years behind the wire (= in prison). 战争期间他蹲了3年监狱。

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wire noun (MESSAGE)

[ C ] US informal a telegram


wireverb [ T ]

uk /waɪər/ us /waɪr/

wire verb [ T ] (METAL THREAD)

to fasten two things together using wire

She had her jaws wired together so that she wouldn't be able to eat. 她把上下颌用金属丝捆在一起,这样就不能吃东西了。

also wire up to connect a piece of electrical equipment with wires so that it will work

The stereo wasn't working because it hadn't been wired up correctly. 立体声音响不响了,因为电线没有接好。
Nearly one home in ten across the country is wired up to receive TV via cable. 该国有近十分之一的家庭通过电缆接收电视信号。

wire verb [ T ] (SEND MESSAGE)

to send money using an electrical communication system

The insurance company wired millions of dollars to its accounts to cover the payments. 保险公司向其账户里电汇了几百万美元以支付该款项。
[ + two objects ] Luckily my father wired me two hundred bucks. 幸运的是,爸爸电汇给我200美元。

mainly US in the past, to send someone a telegram

Janet wired me to say she'd be here a day later than planned. 珍妮特发电报给我,说她要比计划晚一天到这里。

(Translation of “wire” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)