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Synonyms for wire

Synonyms for wire

ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc

the finishing line on a racetrack

a message transmitted by telegraph

provide with electrical circuits

send cables, wires, or telegrams

fasten with wire

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string on a wire

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equip for use with electricity


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Division Two is also down to the wire with Quarry Green leading the charge courtesy of a 4-2 win at home to FC Waterloo closely followed by the inactive Winslow Rovers who are just ahead of Naylorsfield who were awarded a home win in the non-event against Sorrento UK.
We always knew this was going to be one of the tightest Six Nations and go down to the wire.
It definitely looks like it's going to go down to the wire.
Forcing Aetna to send patients notices that they would no longer be covered for care rendered by Aetna, last two have been negotiated right down to the wire.
Sometimes, the quality might not be there but you can never fault us for effort because we really want to keep this club in the Premier League and will fight down to the wire.
I think it will go down to the wire and hopefully we have enough to win the league.
READING V SWANSEA MATCH PREVIEW PAGE 119 REACHING FOR THE SUMMIT IT'S been dubbed the pounds 90m match, with Premier League status the prize for Reading or Swansea at Wembley today, and bookmakers believe the battle for the big time could go down to the wire.
Radcliffe, whose fitness fight could go down to the wire, has been training at high intensity in the past fortnight in her determination to make amends for her 2004 Olympic marathon heartache.
The Motherwell gaffer reckons Gordon Strachan's Hoops have the hardest remaining fixture as the Old Firm race goes down to the wire.
The lads battled well, but it's right down to the wire now and the outcome is not in our own hands," said visitors' boss Viv Williams.
The battle for the Premiership may be as good as over, but it went down to the wire in Holland yesterday.
We didn't take them, and in the end it went down to the wire.
Vornado is taking the high-stakes battle over office REIT, Equity Office Properties, down to the wire after a $22.
The battle that has been raging over immigration is headed down to the wire.
They seem only to study for tests or write papers when things are down to the wire.