fuse

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1 fuse /ˈfjuːz/ noun
plural fuses
1 fuse
/ˈfjuːz/
noun
plural fuses
Learner's definition of FUSE
[count]
: a device that causes electricity to stop flowing when a current becomes too strong

blow a fuse

informal
: to become very angry or upset
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2 fuse /ˈfjuːz/ noun
plural fuses
2 fuse
/ˈfjuːz/
noun
plural fuses
Learner's definition of FUSE
[count]
: a string that is connected to an explosive device (such as a bomb or firecracker) and that is set on fire to cause the device to explode
also US fuze : a mechanical or electrical device that causes a weapon (such as a bomb or torpedo) to explode

a short fuse

informal
◊ If you have a short fuse or you are on a short fuse, you become angry very quickly.
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3 fuse /ˈfjuːz/ verb
fuses; fused; fusing
3 fuse
/ˈfjuːz/
verb
fuses; fused; fusing
Learner's definition of FUSE
: to join or become joined because of heat or a chemical reaction
[no object]
[+ object]
: to join or combine (different things) together
[+ object]
[no object]
British : to stop working because a fuse has blown
[no object]
[+ object]
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