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    to wire up

    If I should define the verb "to hook up" I'd say that it's when I connect one electronic device to another.
    Ex. I hooked my sound system up to my tv.

    My question is this: is "to wire up" a synonym of "to hook up" in this sort of context? Do they mean the same?

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    Re: to wire up

    In a broad sense they could mean the same. Most stereo speakers have wires in which you need to "hook up" and I've got mates that say wire up. It's not as often "to wire up" is used, but based on this context, yes, they mean the same.

    But in this case, you would say 'I wired up my sound system up to my tv'





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    Re: to wire up

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    In a broad sense they could mean the same. Most stereo speakers have wires in which you need to "hook up" and I've got mates that say wire up. It's not as often "to wire up" is used, but based on this context, yes, they mean the same.

    But in this case, you would say 'I wired up my sound system up to my tv'





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    Thanks so much...
    and apart from this sentence, how to use them correctly? what's the difference between the two verbs?

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    Re: to wire up

    "Hook up" has non-literal senses, while "wire up" involves actual wires. For instance, you could "hook up" to my wireless internet router. Without using any wires.

    "Hook up" can also mean, informally, to provide someone with something. Like "My friend Bob hooked us up with these concert tickets."

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