hot-wired


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hot-wired

 (hŏt′wīrd′)
adj. Informal
1. Started without a key, as by short-circuiting the ignition.
2. Emotionally exciting; thrilling: "The shows ... are robust and enterprising: big extravaganzas by solo artists ... and hot-wired group exhibitions" (Grace Glueck).
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30PM Hot-wired cop Al Pacino (above) tracks ice-cool thief Robert De Niro.
Elements of SRV, Moore and Gallagher inform his hot-wired guitar work and full-on vocals.
Mark Turner, 26, of Crossland Road, Blackpool, who hot-wired the car, was jailed for 10 months after he admitted aggravated vehicle taking.
Like a sports car hot-wired and taken for a conspicuous spin, the exploits of a coke-slinging low-life get a flashy English-lingo facelift with "Pusher"--a case of "pimp my pic" that does little to boost what's under the hood.
There is the title character, a harbinger of death (with scythe), a fat drunk, two lovers looking for a place to orgasm, two politicos looking for a fight, an airhead prince, an astrologer and his dominatrix wife, a Venus and a hot-wired cop.
He confessed to police that he hot-wired the car then set fire to it in a field in Loftus.
Funeral director Joel Kerr has told of a hearse being hot-wired during a service because a rival undertaker had stolen the keys.
A FUNERAL director has told of the moment when a hearse had to be hot-wired during a service because a rival undertaker had stolen the keys.
It seems it was hot-wired and then they ran riot driving it around the links.
These disparities figure, almost metonymically, the supposed difference between German and American painting, the former taken to be much more hot-wired to "Conceptual" practices.
Most of the 15-year olds we read about these days would have hot-wired that car, stolen it and then demanded a king's ransom for four-year-old Hannah.
Three weeks from now Tommy has a truck wreck at 90 miles an hour and the truck is hot-wired.