hot-wire hot-wire

Definition(s):

  • (v) start (a car engine) without a key by bypassing the ignition interlock

Usage(s):

  1. The pet cemetery is adorned with fire-hydrant and dog-biscuit tombstones, and the community unites to hot-wire the dead-again pooch.
  2. Liang chose the cab, a ramshackle Lada he must hot-wire each time he starts it.

News

  • Duo tries to hot-wire own car, calls for tow after stealing from vehicles

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A pair of men suspected of up to a dozen vehicle break-ins might have gotten away with it had they not lost their own car keys, police said. Police arrested Ryan Casper, 21, of Lorain, and Andrew Krugman, 21, of Elyria, shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday when a Clear Creek Drive resident Read More... The post Duo tries to hot-wire own car, calls for tow after stealing from vehicles ...
    on September 4, 2013     Source: The Chronicle-Telegram

Quotes

  1. The new research "doesn't prove that consciousness never does anything," wrote Roy Baumeister, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, in an e-mail message. "It's rather like showing you can hot-wire a car to start the ignition...
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Baumeister Source: New York Times

  2. "We broke an alternator wire - broke the earth wire that connected the alternator to the dashboard light, so we had to hot-wire it just for that session," Ambrose said. "We lost the first 15 minutes of the two-hour session but we were able to...
    on Apr 14, 2005 By: St Ambrose Source: The Age

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