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wiredraw

[wahyuh r-draw] /ˈwaɪərˌdrɔ/
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
1590-1600; back formation from wiredrawer; see wire, drawer
Related forms
wiredrawer
[wahyuh r-draw-er] /ˈwaɪərˌdrɔ ər/ (Show IPA),
noun
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wiredraw

/ˈwaɪəˌdrɔː/
verb -draws, -drawing, -drew, -drawn
1.
to convert (metal) into wire by drawing through successively smaller dies
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