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Definition of Haywire

Babylon English

out of control, crazy (Slang)
wire used to bundle hay
Haywire Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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haywire
adj
1. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular [syn: balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, wacky]


2. not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "the telephone is out of order"; "what's the matter with your vacuum cleaner?"; "something is wrong with the engine" [syn: amiss(p) , awry(p) , out of order(p) , the matter(p) , wrong(p) ]
n : wire for tying up bales of hay


ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
(See go haywire)
English Idioms WM 1.3a
See go haywire
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
1. Mentally confused or erratic; crazy: went haywire over the interminable delays.

2. Not functioning properly; broken.
eg:When he learned that his father passed away he went haywire with grief.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. wire for tying up bales of hay
(hypernym) wire

Adjective
1. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"
(synonym) balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky
(similar) insane
2. not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
(synonym) amiss(p), awry(p), wrong(p)
(similar) malfunctioning, nonfunctional
Haywire Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Haywire may refer to:
  • Baling wire, used in an agricultural setting and industrial setting for everything from mending fences to manually binding square bales of hay
  • Behaving erratically or uncontrollably, see

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