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wire

1. noun, slang An electronic listening device, especially one that is surreptitiously worn or installed. They made me go through a metal detector to make sure I wasn't armed or wearing a wire. Wires have been planted all over the building, so we'll be able to hear every detail of their illicit schemes.
2. verb, slang To install an electronic listening device surreptitiously in (a room, building, etc.). What if they wired this room? Let's talk outside, just to be on the safe side. We need to get someone on the inside to wire the mob boss's compound.

wired

slang Overly excited, stimulated, or energetic. Please don't give the kids any sugar. I don't want them to get wired just before bed. The shock from the accident left me feeling really wired.
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wire

verb

wire

1. n. a spy smuggled into a place. Marlon thought Lefty was a wire.
2. tv. to install electronic eavesdropping equipment. Somebody wired the mayor’s office.
3. Go to (live) 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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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