Meaning of “hot-wire” in the English Dictionary

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"hot-wire" in American English

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hot-wireverb [ T ]

us /ˈhɑtˌwɑɪər/ slang

to start a car without using the key, by attaching together wires in the electrical system that starts the engine

(Definition of “hot-wire” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)