hot-wire(redirected from hot-wires)
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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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(Automotive Engineering) (tr) slang to start the engine of (a motor vehicle) by bypassing the ignition switch
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v.t. -wired, -wir•ing.
to start the engine of (a motor vehicle) by short-circuiting the ignition.
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Past participle: hot-wired
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|Verb||1.||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"|
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hot-wire[ˈhɒtwaɪəʳ] VT → hacerle el puente a
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