wire (something) into (someone or something)
1. To connect something by soldering its wires to something else to allow for an electric current to pass into or out of it. Some genius wired these speakers directly into the CD player, so there's no way to disconnect them without cutting the wires entirely. The battery on this device is wired into the circuit board, meaning you can't just take it out when you need to replace it.
2. To be a predetermined physiological or psychological mechanism of the body or mind. Often used in passive constructions. Certain reflexes are wired into the structure of our muscles and tendons. The fight or flight response is wired into our basic survival instincts when threatened with danger.
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1. To connect something or someone to something or someone by wires: I wired a battery-powered amplifier into the microphone.
2. To implement some capability through logic circuitry that is permanently connected within some computer or calculator and therefore not subject to change by programming: The engineers wired the video card directly into the computer so it would run faster.
3. To determine or put something into effect by some physiological or neurological mechanism. Used chiefly in the passive: The ability to distinguish colors is wired into the anatomy of the eye.
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