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mike1

[mahyk] /maɪk/
noun
1.
Also, mic. Informal. a microphone.
verb (used with object), miked, miking.
2.
Informal. to supply or amplify with one or more microphones; attach a microphone to:
to mike a singer.
verb (used without object), miked, miking.
3.
Informal. to use or position a microphone:
to mike properly when recording a singer.
Origin of mike1
by shortening and respelling

mike3

[mahyk] /maɪk/ British Slang.
noun
1.
loafing; idling.
verb (used without object), miked, miking.
2.
to loaf.
Origin
1815-25; origin uncertain

mike4

[mahyk] /maɪk/
noun
1.
micrometer1 (def 2).
verb (used with object), miked, miking.
2.
to measure with a micrometer.
Origin
by shortening and respelling of micrometer1
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  • He's got you taped pretty well and knew that if he worked on your sympathies you'd do his work while he miked about.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • The whole job must have been miked in ten-thousandths, and what's more, whoever made them used metric measurements.

    Murder in the Gunroom Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for miked

mike

/maɪk/
noun
1.
(informal) short for microphone See also mike up

Mike

/maɪk/
noun
1.
(communications) a code word for the letter m
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Slang definitions & phrases for miked

mike

noun

  1. A microphone (1927+)
  2. A Mikado engine, a type of locomotive having eight drive wheels, produced in the 1890s for the Japanese state railroad and also used in the US (1950s+ Railroad)
  3. microgram; a millionth of a gram: I feel like I've been up on 300 mikes of acid (1970+)

verb

To amplify with a microphone: The club was so small they decided not to mike the show

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