To rewire something is to change or repair it so that it works the way that you want it to. You might rewire a light switch so that it turns on and off automatically, or you might rewire a computer so that it can be used with different software.

  • The computer needed to be rewired in order to use the new software.

  • The light switch needed to be rewired so that it would turn on and off automatically.

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Example Sentences for rewire

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    He rewired the toaster oven.

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    He rewired the toaster oven and microwave.

  • 3

    He rewired the toaster oven,and...

  • 4

    Rewiring of the thermostat cable is unnecessary.

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    And to program ENIAC you had to rewire it.

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    The adapter removes the need to completely rewire older installations.

  • 7

    I see nothing wrong with RFA that compels us to rewire it.

  • 8

    Buffista lesson Do not try to rewire when the fuse is still on.

  • 9

    I would appreciate if someone could explain what it means, or rewire it.

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    If you can't open the hood to rewire things your way, it's not LAMP.