wire for

wire for (something)

1. To send a request for something via telegraph. I'll ask the embassy to wire for a car to meet us at the airport when we land. The last time we made contact with the outpost was when they wired for supplies two months ago.
2. To send a telegram to someone or something in order to request something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "wire" and "for." He wired his parents for more money after becoming stranded in Gothenburg. We won't have phone or Internet services where we'll be, so we'll have to wire headquarters for instructions.
3. To install electrical or telecommunication wires inside of something or some place in order to achieve or use something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "wire" and "for." It's a great building for an office, but we'll have to wire the whole place for Wi-Fi before we move in. They forgot to wire the dang thing for sound, so it can only display video.
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wire someone or something for something

to send a telegram to someone or something requesting something. I wired my father for some money. I'm sure he'll send it, officer. Sarah wired the supplier for a replacement part.
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wire for something

to send for something by telegram. I wired for money, but it hasn't come yet. I will have to wire for further advice.
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