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wire ahead

To send some communication or information electronically, as via telegraph or radio, to a location before one arrives there. I wired ahead so that our rooms would be ready by the time we arrived. The embassy said they would wire ahead for an envoy to meet us at the airport.
See also: ahead, wire

wire ahead (for something)

to send a telegram to one's destination, requesting something to be available upon one's arrival. I wired ahead for a room. I hope that they still have one by the time we get to the hotel. We wired ahead for reservations.
See also: ahead, wire