verb (used with object), wiredrew, wiredrawn, wiredrawing.
to draw (metal) out into wire, especially by pulling forcibly through a series of holes of gradually decreasing diameter in a succession of dies.
to draw out to great length, in quantity or time; stretch out to excess.
to strain unwarrantably, as in meaning.
Origin: 1590–1600; Related forms
back formation from wiredrawer;
wiredrawer /ˈwaɪərˌdrɔər/ [wahyuhr-draw-er] Show IPA , noun