haywire

英 ['heɪwaɪə] 美 ['hewaɪɚ]
  • n. [电] 临时电线;捆干草用的铁丝
  • adj. 乱糟糟的,乱七八糟的;疯狂的
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haywire 捆草绳,紊乱,失去控制

hay,干草,wire,线,绳。即捆草的绳子,一不小心就会缠到一起,引申词义紊乱,失去控制。

haywire (n.)
"soft wire for binding bales of hay," by 1891, from hay + wire (n.). Adjective meaning "poorly equipped, makeshift" is 1905, American English, from the sense of something held together only with haywire, particularly said to be from use of the stuff in New England lumber camps for jury-rigging and makeshift purposes, so that hay wire outfit became the "contemptuous term for loggers with poor logging equipment" [Bryant, "Logging," 1913]. Its springy, uncontrollable quality led to the sense in go haywire (by 1915).
1. Many Americans think their legal system has gone haywire.
很多美国人认为他们的司法体系已经乱套了。

来自柯林斯例句

2. The car went haywire.
车子失去控制.

来自《现代英汉综合大词典》

3. He is haywire to say that.
他说那种话真疯了.

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4. Michael tells Haywire he needs him to remember what he drew.
Michael告诉Haywire, 他需要他回忆起他所画的图案.

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5. An orderly comes in and tells Haywire it's time for group therapy.
一个勤杂工走进来告诉Haywire是 集体心理治疗的时间了.

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