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wire in

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 in these speakers, so there's no way to disconnect them without cutting the wires entirely. The battery on this device is wired in, meaning you can't just take it out when you need to replace it.
2. To send some communication or information electronically, as via telegraph or radio. They wired in some extra money so that I could afford the plane ticket home. There was no cell phone reception where we were stationed, so we had to wire our messages in on their old telegraph.
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wire into

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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wire up

1. To install wires inside of something or some place in order to provide power, Internet access, or a direct line of communication. We're just waiting for the electrician to wire up the house before we start putting in the drywall. Now that the spare room is wired up, I'll be able to use it as a home office.
2. To attach or connect something to or with wires in order to provide power, Internet access, or a direct line of communication. With the Wi-Fi down, we had to wire up all our computers directly in order to share our documents and project information. Let me just wire up these speakers so we can hear the music.
3. To fasten, secure, or affix something with wires. They might have to wire up his jaw if the break is too severe. Make sure you wire up those bales of hay before you finish for the day.
See also: up, wire

wire something in

to send something into a central point by telegram. I can't mail my story to my editor in time, so I will have to wire it in. I've got to wire in this story.
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wire something up

 
1. to repair or reattach something with wire, especially something electrical. I will wire this light fixture up and it will work like new. As soon as I wire up this again, it will work very well.
2. . to attach something to a high place with wire. We wired the satellite dish up to the side of the chimney. We wired up the antenna to the chimney.
See also: up, wire

wired into someone or something

s; sl. closely concerned with someone or something; really involved with someone or something. Mary is really wired into classical music. Sam and Martha are totally wired into one another.
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wire in

v.
1. To install or connect something or someone with wires: If we wire in the VCR, we won't be able to unplug it easily. I wired the television in with our stereo. You can't take the radio out of this circuit; it's wired in.
2. To implement some computer functionality directly through electronic circuitry rather than through programming. Used chiefly in the passive: The computer can perform mathematical operations quickly because they are wired in.
3. To determine or put something into effect by some physiological or neurological mechanism. Used chiefly in the passive: Many basic reflexes, such as breathing and the beating of the heart, are wired in.
4. To connect to a communication network by radio: The taxi was stuck in traffic, so the driver wired in to say they would be late.
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wire into

v.
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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wire up

v.
1. To connect, equip, or install something with or as if with wires: The technician wired the computer up. When I first wired up the VCR, it didn't work properly.
2. To equip something with power or Internet access: They wired up the library so the students could access online journals. We took the big spare room and wired it up for use as a recording studio.
3. To secure something with wires: We wired up the flagpole so that it wouldn't blow over. A surgeon had to wire my jaw up after the accident.
4. To cause someone to become stimulated, excited, or alert, as from a stimulant or a rush of adrenaline: That cup of coffee really wired me up. Too much soda has wired up the kids, and they're getting out of control.
See also: up, wire

wired

1. mod. nervous; extremely alert. The guy is pretty wired because of the election.
2. and wired up mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Ken was so wired up he couldn’t remember his name.

wired up

verb
See wired
See also: up, wired

wired into someone/something

mod. concerned with someone or something; really involved with someone or something. Mary is really wired into classical music.
See also: someone, something, wired
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