wire drew

wiredraw

[wahyuhr-draw]
verb (used with object), wiredrew, wiredrawn, wiredrawing.
1.
to draw (metal) out into wire, especially by pulling forcibly through a series of holes of gradually decreasing diameter in a succession of dies.
2.
to draw out to great length, in quantity or time; stretch out to excess.
3.
to strain unwarrantably, as in meaning.

Origin:
1590–1600; back formation from wiredrawer; see wire, drawer

wiredrawer [wahyuhr-draw-er] , noun
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wiredraw (ˈwaɪəˌdrɔː)
 
vb , -draws, -drawing, -drew, -drawn
to convert (metal) into wire by drawing through successively smaller dies

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