transitive verb-·drew·, -·drawn·, -·draw·ing
- to draw (metal) into wire
- to draw out; spin out; protract; prolong
- to make too subtle; strain (a point in argument)
Origin of wiredrawback-formation from wire-drawer from wire + drawer
transitive verbwire·drew, wire·drawn, wire·draw·ing, wire·draws
- To draw (metal) into wire.
- To treat (a subject, for example) with great length, excessive detail, or overrefinement; spin out.
(third-person singular simple present wiredraws, present participle wiredrawing, simple past wiredrew, past participle wiredrawn)