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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
wire /wai /
  • danh từ
    • dây (kim loại)
      • silver wire: dây bạc
      • iron wire: dây thép
      • barbed wire: dây thép gai
      • to pull the wires: giật dây (nghĩa bóng)
    • bức điện báo
      • by wire: bằng điện báo
      • to send off a wire: đánh một bức điện
      • let me know by wire: h y báo cho tôi biết bằng điện
    • live wire
      • (xem) live
  • ngoại động từ
    • bọc bằng dây sắt
    • buộc bằng dây sắt
    • chăng lưới thép (cửa sổ)
    • xỏ vào dây thép
    • bẫy (thỏ, chim...) bằng dây thép
    • đánh điện
    • (điện học) mắc (dây) điện, bắt điện
      • to wire a house for electricity: mắc điện cho một ngôi nhà
  • nội động từ
    • đánh điện
      • to wire to someone: đánh điện cho ai
      • to wire for someone: đánh điện mời ai đến
    • to wire in
      • (từ lóng) rán hết sức làm (một việc gì)
    • to wire off
      • rào dây thép để tách ra
    • to wire into somebody
      • đấm ai một cú thật mạnh, dùng hết sức giáng cho ai một đòn
Concise Dictionary
+ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
+a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
+the finishing line on a racetrack
+a message transmitted by telegraph
+provide with electrical circuits
+send cables, wires, or telegrams
+fasten with wire
+string on a wire
+equip for use with electricity

Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [U, C] metal in the form of thin thread; a piece of this: a coil of copper wire + a wire rack / basket + The box was fastened with a rusty wire.
2 [C, U] a piece of wire that is used to carry an electric current or signal: overhead wires + fuse wire + The telephone wires had been cut.
See also - HOT-WIRE
3 (the wire) [sing.] a wire fence: Three prisoners escaped by crawling under the wire.
4 [C] (informal, especially AmE) = TELEGRAM: We sent a wire asking him to join us.
See also - WIRY
Idioms: get your wires crossed (informal) to become confused about what sb has said to you so that you think they meant sth else: We seem to have got our wires crossed. I thought you were coming on Tuesday.
go, come, etc. (right) down to the wire (informal) if you say that a situation goes down to the wire, you mean that the result will not be decided or known until the very end
more at LIVE, PULL v.
+ verb
1 [VN] ~ sth (up) to connect a building, piece of equipment, etc. to an electricity supply using wires: Make sure the plug is wired up correctly.
2 [VN] ~ sb/sth up (to sth)
~ sb/sth to sth to connect sb/sth to a piece of equipment, especially a TAPE RECORDER or computer system: He was wired up to a police tape recorder. + The microphone was wired to a loudspeaker.
3 [VN] ~ sth (for sth) to put a special device somewhere in order to listen secretly to other people's conversations
Synonym: BUG
The room had been wired for sound.
4 ~ (sth) (to sb)
~ sb (sth) (especially AmE) to send sb a message by TELEGRAM: [VN, VNN] He wired the news to us. + He wired us the news.
5 ~ sth (to sb)
~ sb sth to send money from one bank to another using an electronic system: [VN, VNN] The bank wired the money to her. + The bank wired her the money.
6 [VN] to join things together using wire
Collocation Dictionary

1 metal as thin thread


taut, tight | loose, slack | fine, thin | thick | flexible, soft | stiff | rusty | barbed, chicken
(= wire mesh used to make fences),
razor | piano | perimeter | trip
tripwire) The bomb was attached to a tripwire laid across the road. | high (= in a circus) One man rode a bicycle along the high wire as the climax to the act.


length, piece, strand


They cut the perimeter wire and escaped.
| stretch
The wire was stretched between two poles.


grill, mesh, netting | basket, brush, cage, coat hanger, fence, fencing, frame, rack
Cool the cakes on a wire rack.
| cutters


behind a/the ~
Behind the wire, the prisoners were exercising.
| under a/the ~
We got in under the wire.

2 for electricity


electric, electrical, electricity
Don't place carpets over electrical wires. overhead electricity wires
| earth, live, neutral
Don't touch that wire. It's live.
| overhead | telegraph, telephone | fuse | bare, exposed
Watch out for bare wires.
| insulated, plastic-coated, plastic-covered | frayed


attach, connect
The wire was attached to a pin in the plug.
| disconnect
He disconnected the wire from the clock.
| run
The electrician ran a wire from the kitchen to the bedroom.


go, lead, run, trail
Where does this wire go? There were wires trailing everywhere.
| show
Surely the wires shouldn't show like that?


along a/the ~
the flow of electrical currents along a wire
| down a/the ~
A dry laugh echoed down the telephone wire.

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