wire in(redirected from wires 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 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.