November 11, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
haywire /ˈheɪˌwajɚ/ adjective
haywire
/ˈheɪˌwajɚ/
adjective
The washing machine has gone haywire.
The washing machine has gone haywire.
Learner's definition of HAYWIRE

informal

: not working properly

  • a haywire immune system

— usually used in the phrase go haywire

  • The disease has caused her immune system to go haywire. [=to stop working properly]

  • The old radio went haywire.

  • The stock market has gone completely haywire.

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