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  1. wire-draw

    • IPA[ˈwī(ə)rdrô]

    美式

    • v.
      draw out (metal) into wire by passing it through a series of holes of diminishing diameter in a steel plate;refine (an argument or idea) excessively, in such a way that it becomes strained or forced
    • verb: wire-draw, 3rd person present: wire-draws, gerund or present participle: wire-drawing, past tense: wire-drew, past participle: wire-drawn

    • 釋義
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. draw out (metal) into wire by passing it through a series of holes of diminishing diameter in a steel plate:

      they knew how to beat tin and how to wire-draw copper

      excavations show sophisticated iron-working technology, including wire-drawing

    • 2. refine (an argument or idea) excessively, in such a way that it becomes strained or forced:

      wire-draw the expressions and they become dull paraphrases on rich sentiments

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