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hot-wire

(hŏt′wīr′)
tr.v. hot-wired, hot-wir·ing, hot-wires Informal
To start the engine of (a car, for example) without a key, as by short-circuiting the ignition system.
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hot-wire

vb
(Automotive Engineering) (tr) slang to start the engine of (a motor vehicle) by bypassing the ignition switch
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hot′-wire′



v.t. -wired, -wir•ing.
to start the engine of (a motor vehicle) by short-circuiting the ignition.
[1950–55]
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hot-wire


Past participle: hot-wired
Gerund: hot-wiring

Imperative
hot-wire
hot-wire
Present
I hot-wire
you hot-wire
he/she/it hot-wires
we hot-wire
you hot-wire
they hot-wire
Preterite
I hot-wired
you hot-wired
he/she/it hot-wired
we hot-wired
you hot-wired
they hot-wired
Present Continuous
I am hot-wiring
you are hot-wiring
he/she/it is hot-wiring
we are hot-wiring
you are hot-wiring
they are hot-wiring
Present Perfect
I have hot-wired
you have hot-wired
he/she/it has hot-wired
we have hot-wired
you have hot-wired
they have hot-wired
Past Continuous
I was hot-wiring
you were hot-wiring
he/she/it was hot-wiring
we were hot-wiring
you were hot-wiring
they were hot-wiring
Past Perfect
I had hot-wired
you had hot-wired
he/she/it had hot-wired
we had hot-wired
you had hot-wired
they had hot-wired
Future
I will hot-wire
you will hot-wire
he/she/it will hot-wire
we will hot-wire
you will hot-wire
they will hot-wire
Future Perfect
I will have hot-wired
you will have hot-wired
he/she/it will have hot-wired
we will have hot-wired
you will have hot-wired
they will have hot-wired
Future Continuous
I will be hot-wiring
you will be hot-wiring
he/she/it will be hot-wiring
we will be hot-wiring
you will be hot-wiring
they will be hot-wiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hot-wiring
you have been hot-wiring
he/she/it has been hot-wiring
we have been hot-wiring
you have been hot-wiring
they have been hot-wiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hot-wiring
you will have been hot-wiring
he/she/it will have been hot-wiring
we will have been hot-wiring
you will have been hot-wiring
they will have been hot-wiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hot-wiring
you had been hot-wiring
he/she/it had been hot-wiring
we had been hot-wiring
you had been hot-wiring
they had been hot-wiring
Conditional
I would hot-wire
you would hot-wire
he/she/it would hot-wire
we would hot-wire
you would hot-wire
they would hot-wire
Past Conditional
I would have hot-wired
you would have hot-wired
he/she/it would have hot-wired
we would have hot-wired
you would have hot-wired
they would have hot-wired
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hot-wire - start (a car engine) without a key by bypassing the ignition interlock; "The woman who lost the car keys had to hot-wire her van"
start up, start - get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
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Translations

hot-wire

[ˈhɒtwaɪəʳ] VThacerle el puente a
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