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Definitions and Synonyms of haywire | Another word for haywire | What is haywire?

Definition 1: wire for tying up bales of hay - [noun denoting artifact]

(haywire is a kind of ...) ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc

Definition 2: informal or slang terms for mentally irregular - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where haywire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it used to drive my husband balmy

Synonyms for haywire in the sense of this definition

(haywire is similar to ...) afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

"was declared insane" "insane laughter"

Definition 3: not functioning properly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where haywire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • something is amiss
  • has gone completely haywire
  • something is wrong with the engine

Synonyms for haywire in the sense of this definition

(haywire is similar to ...) not performing or able to perform its regular function

"a malfunctioning valve"

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