One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Provide (an appliance, building, or vehicle) with new electric wiring.
- ‘They have carried out a wide variety of works for the Ambulance Service, from panel beating and engine repairs to rewiring electrical systems.’
- ‘Paul and Ammie use the retreat as a time to sit down and map out what they want to accomplish: rewiring the electricity, putting on a new roof, or building a new deck.’
- ‘Teams of volunteer electricians rewire homes that have been cut off because families cannot afford the ‘privatized’ rates - which can be five times higher than in the recent past.’
- ‘Those with a vested interest in the investment industry would probably argue that you'd need a qualified surgeon to do a heart bypass, a trained electrician to rewire a house, and a suitable mechanic to repair a car.’
- ‘The Shinkins rented for 10 months while the house was rewired and replumbed.’
- ‘As well as replumbing and rewiring the house, he has put down polished wooden floors, added a stylish kitchen extension and had the back garden professionally landscaped.’
- ‘There's nothing I can do short of rewiring the shack at $120 an hour.’
- ‘Council has allocated $45,000 towards restumping and rewiring the house, along with other minor repairs.’
- ‘A local marine company had just rewired the boat, he said.’
- ‘There are electric storage heaters in the house, which was rewired about 10 years ago.’
- ‘Potts says his company is currently involved in rewiring a building that had a new VDV system installed just four years ago because the design didn't include future growth considerations.’
- ‘Or what about rewiring the airplane's electrical system through her cockpit chair?’
- ‘The vessel was also rewired and various fire safety devices and anti-pollution equipment was installed.’
- ‘The facility has since rewired the docks and the service is much better, he said.’
- ‘Lamps and electric appliances are rewired and repaired.’
- ‘A further £150,000 has gone on rewiring the whole house, stripping modern sockets and switches from the ancient walls and replacing them with period counterparts.’
- ‘On the recommendation of a friend I hired an electrician to rewire my office.’
- ‘An electrical engineer's report has revealed that the whole building should be rewired to meet health and safety regulations.’
- ‘The electrical short on George's car was a surprise, though, especially since we rewired both cars for the weekend.’
- ‘If a building is wired with Category 5 or to a lesser extent with Category 5e cabling, it will need to be rewired sooner than a building wired with the draft Category 6 products.’
in singular An instance of rewiring something.
- ‘A huge revamp entailed a full rewire, replumbing and central heating on the upper two floors so it can open all year round.’
- ‘Move the outlets to more functional positions and you can use the old outlets during the rewire, then switch systems seamlessly.’
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