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wirepulling

[ wahyuhr-pool-ing ]

noun

  1. an act of pulling wires.
  2. the use of influence to manipulate persons or organizations, as political organizations, for one's own ends.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wirepulling1

First recorded in 1825–35; wire + pull ( def ) + -ing 1( def )

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Example Sentences

The idea of ecclesiastical wirepulling was repugnant to his nature.

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