Haywire in a sentence as a noun

It's supposed to be designed so it can't go haywire that way, but it does.

In an anechoic chamber, this noise is gone, and your filter goes haywire.

A user went haywire and downvoted a whole bunch of comments.

So just like during the flash crash, they turned off their machines, and the markets went haywire.

Then there's always the risk that any big project is the 1 in 10 that goes completely haywire.

The first is a real-time account of a bomb-gone-haywire scare in Arkansas, and the people called in to deal with it.

Haywire in a sentence as an adjective

I think modern art is what happens when your "understanding art" circuits get into a feedback loop of some kind, there's something going haywire in there.

I know those guys are super smart and all, but I can't read any of their marketing materials without my ******** detector going haywire.

Just guessing what type of stuff you do, and also guessing how the organization at Amazon is set up, many times the guys at some level really do want to know where things went haywire.

The strategy is simple and could work as any other strategy but any algo system like this needs lots of capital to make a decent profit, and when lots of capital is in question it needs to be redundant when things go haywire - and haywire go they shall.

Nice anecdote about Knight Capital:"When the market opened on Aug. 1, a new piece of trading software that Knight had just installed went haywire and started aggressively buying shares... By the end of Aug. 2, Knight had spent $440 million unwinding its trades"I'd love to know more about that particular launch.

Haywire definitions


wire for tying up bales of hay


informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"

See also: balmy barmy bats batty bonkers buggy cracked crackers daft dotty fruity kooky kookie loco loony loopy


not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"