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mike1

[mahyk]
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noun
  1. Also mic. Informal. microphone.
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verb (used with object), miked, mik·ing.
  1. Informal. to supply or amplify with one or more microphones; attach a microphone to: to mike a singer.
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verb (used without object), miked, mik·ing.
  1. Informal. to use or position a microphone: to mike properly when recording a singer.
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Idioms
  1. drop the mike, Informal. mic(def 2).
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Origin of mike1

First recorded in 1925–30; by shortening and respelling

mike3

[mahyk]British Slang.
noun
  1. loafing; idling.
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verb (used without object), miked, mik·ing.
  1. to loaf.
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Origin of mike3

First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain

mike4

[mahyk]
noun
  1. micrometer1(def 2).
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verb (used with object), miked, mik·ing.
  1. to measure with a micrometer.
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Origin of mike4

by shortening and respelling of micrometer1
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Related Words

tapped, miked

Examples from the Web for miked

Historical Examples

  • He's got you taped pretty well and knew that if he worked on your sympathies you'd do his work while he miked about.

    Captivity

    M. Leonora Eyles

  • The whole job must have been miked in ten-thousandths, and what's more, whoever made them used metric measurements.

    Murder in the Gunroom

    Henry Beam Piper


British Dictionary definitions for miked

mike

noun
  1. informal short for microphone See also mike up
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Mike

noun
  1. communications a code word for the letter m
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