Meaning of FUSE in English

FUSE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

fuse box

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

short

You may find your temper on a short fuse when confronting your child or teenager for the umpteenth time.

Girls today sure have short fuses .

Boro fans have such short fuses because they are genuinely worried, despite Venables' much-hyped arrival.

She was standing there crammed full of enthusiasm and energy like a bomb on a short fuse .

Every nerve smouldered on a short fuse .

Wright has a short fuse , and without the goals going in his situation is worsening.

I can tell you, he's got a very short fuse .

We've got some short fuses , haven't we?

slow

She'd assumed that Jan was the high-powered one and Tim the slow fuse but she was wrong.

Batut, whose work predates radio remote control, triggered his shutter by the use of slow burning fuse .

Anger on a slow fuse began to build.

Some one at Templecombe knew where to get gunpowder, oil and a slow fuse .

Benjamin followed, studying the coiled slow fuses , jars of oil and small barrels of gunpowder piled there.

■ NOUN

box

The fire started in the fuse box of a house divided into bedsits in Hartington Road.

Deleage sued Saab after a June 1992 fire that he claimed originated in a faulty fuse box .

He conceded, however, that the company tightened a nut in the fuse box on Saab models after 1992.

■ VERB

blow

Damian Flint does everything he possibly can to make me blow twenty-five fuses at once!

Ken ran to Maurine and Hayes's house, and Hayes rushed into our basement and replaced a blown fuse .

I've even known him switch on a light without blowing all the fuses .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

have a short temper/fuse

Girls today sure have short fuses.

Mrs Popple had long been known to have a short temper.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Be sure all safety measures have been taken before lighting the fuse .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But fuses had disadvantages, as well.

Hot water is even more scarce and depends on the weather, or whether or not a fuse has blown.

I've even known him switch on a light without blowing all the fuses.

If there are no electric cables, you can replace the fuses without worry.

Ken ran to Maurine and Hayes's house, and Hayes rushed into our basement and replaced a blown fuse .

The process continues, like the flame of a firecracker fuse .

Then, you would crimp the blasting cap on to the time fuse .

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Getz was one of the first musicians to fuse jazz and Latin rhythms.

King sought to fuse the civil rights movement with anti-war activists.

Lead fuses at a fairly low temperature.

The radio's wires had been fused by the heat.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A quite different way of creating a chimaera is to fuse two early mouse embryos.

Connection is made in the mutual overlap where each is stretching equally, reciprocally transformed, in order to fuse desire.

It's as if the lights have fused.

Jody stands as if her spine were fused, as if she were for ever balancing a large porcelain vase on her head.

So for a short while the two movements, Co-operation and trade unionism, had fused.

So if all the deuterium fused it could generate substantial heat in the Earth.

The grains then soften at their points of con-tact and fuse together, a process called sintering.

The way of the glaciers allowed him to fuse traditional creationism with the insights of modern science.

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