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fuse 1

also fuze  (fyo͞oz)
n.
1. A cord of readily combustible material that is lighted at one end to carry a flame along its length to detonate an explosive at the other end.
2. often fuze A mechanical or electrical mechanism used to detonate an explosive charge or device such as a bomb or grenade: "A mechanical ... switch is used to initiate the fuzes" (International Defense Review).
tr.v. fused, fus·ing, fus·es also fuzed or fuz·ing or fuz·es
To equip with a mechanical or electrical fuse.

[From Italian fuso, spindle (originally from its shape), from Latin fūsus.]

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fuse2
electric plug fuse

fuse 2

 (fyo͞oz)
v. fused, fus·ing, fus·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To join (different pieces or elements) together physically, as by melting or heating: bits of glass fused in a kiln; atomic nuclei that are fused together inside the stars.
b. To blend or combine together: "Edison's invention strategy effectively fused research and development in a seamless process" (Seth Shulman).
2. To liquefy or reduce to a plastic state by heating; melt.
v.intr.
1.
a. To become physically joined together, as by melting.
b. To be combined or blended together: "There was no separation between joy and sorrow: they fused into one" (Henry Miller). See Synonyms at mix.
2. To become liquefied from heat.
n.
A safety device that protects an electric circuit from excessive current, consisting of or containing a metal element that melts when current exceeds a specific amperage, thereby opening the circuit.

[Latin fundere, fūs-, to melt; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

fuse

(fjuːz) or

fuze

n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) a lead of combustible black powder in a waterproof covering (safety fuse), or a lead containing an explosive (detonating fuse), used to fire an explosive charge
2. (Military) any device by which an explosive charge is ignited
3. blow a fuse See blow112
vb
(Military) (tr) to provide or equip with such a fuse
[C17: from Italian fuso spindle, from Latin fūsus]
ˈfuseless adj

fuse

(fjuːz)
vb
1. (General Physics) to unite or become united by melting, esp by the action of heat: to fuse borax and copper sulphate at a high temperature.
2. (General Physics) to become or cause to become liquid, esp by the action of heat; melt
3. to join or become combined; integrate
4. (Electronics) (tr) to equip (an electric circuit, plug, etc) with a fuse
5. (Electronics) Brit to fail or cause to fail as a result of the blowing of a fuse: the lights fused.
n
(Electronics) a protective device for safeguarding electric circuits, etc, containing a wire that melts and breaks the circuit when the current exceeds a certain value
[C17: from Latin fūsus melted, cast, poured out, from fundere to pour out, shed; sense 5 influenced by fuse1]

fuse1

(fyuz)

n., v. fused, fus•ing. n.
1. a tube, cord, or the like, filled or saturated with combustible matter, for igniting an explosive.
v.t. Idioms:
have a short fuse, Informal. to anger easily; have a quick temper.
[1635–45; < Italian fuso < Latin fūsus spindle]
fuse′less, adj.
fuse′like`, adj.

fuse2

(fyuz)

n., v. fused, fus•ing. n.
1. a device containing a conductor that melts when excess current runs through an electric circuit, opening and thereby protecting the circuit.
v.t.
2. to combine or blend by melting together; melt.
3. to unite or blend into a whole, as if by melting together.
v.i.
4. to become liquid under the action of heat; melt.
5. to become united or blended.
Idioms:
blow a fuse, Informal. to lose one's temper; become enraged.
[1675–85; < Latin fūsus, past participle of fundere to pour, cast]
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fuse
a typical household fuse

fuse

(fyo͞oz)
Noun
A safety device that protects an electric circuit from becoming overloaded. Fuses contain a length of thin wire that melts and breaks the circuit if too much current flows through it. Fuses have largely been replaced by circuit breakers.
Verb
1. To melt something, such as metal or glass, by heating.
2. To blend two or more substances by melting: Bronze is made by fusing copper and tin.

fuse

- Comes from Italian fuso, "spindle," from Latin fusus, "spindle," as it originally referred to the casing or tube filled with combustible matter.
See also related terms for tube.

fuse


Past participle: fused
Gerund: fusing

Imperative
fuse
fuse
Present
I fuse
you fuse
he/she/it fuses
we fuse
you fuse
they fuse
Preterite
I fused
you fused
he/she/it fused
we fused
you fused
they fused
Present Continuous
I am fusing
you are fusing
he/she/it is fusing
we are fusing
you are fusing
they are fusing
Present Perfect
I have fused
you have fused
he/she/it has fused
we have fused
you have fused
they have fused
Past Continuous
I was fusing
you were fusing
he/she/it was fusing
we were fusing
you were fusing
they were fusing
Past Perfect
I had fused
you had fused
he/she/it had fused
we had fused
you had fused
they had fused
Future
I will fuse
you will fuse
he/she/it will fuse
we will fuse
you will fuse
they will fuse
Future Perfect
I will have fused
you will have fused
he/she/it will have fused
we will have fused
you will have fused
they will have fused
Future Continuous
I will be fusing
you will be fusing
he/she/it will be fusing
we will be fusing
you will be fusing
they will be fusing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fusing
you have been fusing
he/she/it has been fusing
we have been fusing
you have been fusing
they have been fusing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fusing
you will have been fusing
he/she/it will have been fusing
we will have been fusing
you will have been fusing
they will have been fusing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fusing
you had been fusing
he/she/it had been fusing
we had been fusing
you had been fusing
they had been fusing
Conditional
I would fuse
you would fuse
he/she/it would fuse
we would fuse
you would fuse
they would fuse
Past Conditional
I would have fused
you would have fused
he/she/it would have fused
we would have fused
you would have fused
they would have fused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuse - an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloadedfuse - an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
cartridge fuse - a fuse cased in a tube
circuit breaker, breaker - a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
plug fuse - a fuse with a thread that screws into a socket
2.fuse - any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
detonating fuse - a fuse containing an explosive
igniter, ignitor, lighter, light - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
safety fuse - a slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance
time-fuse - a fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb)
Verb1.fuse - mix together different elementsfuse - mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
gauge - mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
absorb - cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
meld, melt - lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
mix in, blend in - cause (something) to be mixed with (something else); "At this stage of making the cake, blend in the nuts"
accrete - grow together (of plants and organs); "After many years the rose bushes grew together"
conjugate - unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
admix - mix or blend; "Hyaline casts were admixed with neutrophils"
alloy - make an alloy of
syncretise, syncretize - become fused
2.fuse - become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat; "The substances fused at a very high temperature"
fuse - make liquid or plastic by heating; "The storm fused the electric mains"
flux, liquify, liquefy - become liquid or fluid when heated; "the frozen fat liquefied"
3.fuse - equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
defuse - remove the triggering device from
4.fuse - make liquid or plastic by heating; "The storm fused the electric mains"
fuse - become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat; "The substances fused at a very high temperature"
melt, melt down, run - reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"

fuse

verb
2. bond, join, stick, melt, weld, smelt, solder They all fuse into a glassy state.

fuse

verb
1. To change from a solid to a liquid:
2. To put together into one mass so that the constituent parts are more or less homogeneous:
Translations
فَتيل المُتَفَجِّراتقابِس كهربائيمِصْهَريَصْهَر، يُذَوِّب
pojistkarozbuškaspojit tavenímzhasnout spálením pojistkydoutnák
sikringsmeltebrænde overgå udlunte
sütik
sytytyslankavarokesulakesulauttaasulautua
osiguračupaljačfitilj
bræîafara, springa, detta útrafmagnsöryggisprengiòráîur
ヒューズ
퓨즈
deglisdrošinātājsizdegtkausētsakausēt
vybiť/spáliť poistkyzlúčiť sa
varovalka
säkring
ฟิวส์
sigortasigorta atmakfitilfünyekaynaşmak
cầu chì

fuse

fuze (US) [fjuːz]
A. N
1. (Elec) → plomo m, fusible m
to blow a fuse [equipment] → fundirse un fusible; [person] → salirse de sus casillas
there's been a fuse somewhere; a fuse has blown somewhereun fusible se ha fundido en algún sitio
2. [of bomb] (= cord) → mecha f; (= detonating device) → espoleta f
he has a very short fusetiene un genio muy vivo
B. VT
1. [+ lights, television etc] → fundir
2. [+ metals] → fundir
C. VI
1. (Elec) the lights have fusedse han fundido los plomos
2. [metals] → fundirse
D. CPD fuse box Ncaja f de fusibles
fuse wire Nhilo m fusible

fuse

[ˈfjuːz] (British) fuze (US)
n
[plug] → fusible m
The fuse has blown → Le fusible a sauté.
to blow a fuse (fig) [person] → péter un fusible
to have a short fuse (fig) [person] → se mettre en rogne facilement
[bomb] → amorce f, détonateur m
vt
(ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS) to fuse the lights → faire sauter les fusibles, faire sauter les plombs
[+ substance, metal] → mettre en fusion; [+ bones] → fusionner
[+ styles] → fusionner
vi
[metal] → fondre
[bones] → fusionner
to fuse with sth → fusionner avec qch
[lights] → sauter
(fig) (= come together) → fusionner
fuse together
vt [+ bones] → fusionner
vi [atoms, bones] → fusionnerfuse box nboîte f à fusibles

fuse

, (US) fuze
vt
metalsverschmelzen
(Brit Elec) to fuse the lightsdie Sicherung durchbrennen lassen; I’ve fused the lightsdie Sicherung ist durchgebrannt
(fig)vereinigen, verbinden; (Comm) → fusionieren
vi
(metals)sich verbinden; (atoms)verschmelzen; (bones) → zusammenwachsen
(Brit Elec) → durchbrennen; the lights fuseddie Sicherung war durchgebrannt
(fig: also fuse together) → sich vereinigen
n
(Elec) → Sicherung f; to blow the fusesdie Sicherung durchbrennen lassen; he’ll blow a fuse (fig inf)bei dem brennen die Sicherungen durch (inf)
(Brit, Elec, = act of fusing) there’s been a fuse somewhereirgendwo hat es einen Kurzschluss gegeben, da ist irgendwo ein Kurzschluss or Kurzer (inf)
(in bombs etc, Min) → Zündschnur f; to light the fusedie Zündschnur anzünden; this incident lit the fuse which led to the wardieser Zwischenfall war der Auslöser des Krieges; she has got or is on a short fuse (fig inf)sie explodiert schnell or leicht

fuse

(Am) fuze [fjuːz]
1. n (Elec) → fusibile m, valvola; (of bomb) → spoletta, miccia
to blow a fuse → far saltare una valvola
a fuse has blown → è saltata una valvola, è saltato un fusibile
2. vt
a. (Elec) to fuse the lightsfar saltare le valvole
b. (metals) → fondere
3. vi
a. (Elec) the lights have fusedsono saltate le valvole
b. (metals) → fondersi

fuse1

(fjuːz) verb
1. to melt (together) as a result of great heat. Copper and tin fuse together to make bronze.
2. (of an electric circuit or appliance) to (cause to) stop working because of the melting of a fuse. Suddenly all the lights fused; She fused all the lights.
noun
a piece of easily-melted wire included in an electric circuit so that a dangerously high electric current will break the circuit and switch itself off. She mended the fuse.
fusion (ˈfjuːʒən) noun
1. the act of melting together. fusion of the metal pieces.
2. a very close joining of things. the fusion of his ideas.

fuse2

(fjuːz) noun
a piece of material, a mechanical device etc which makes a bomb etc explode at a particular time. He lit the fuse and waited for the explosion.

fuse

مِصْهَر pojistka sikring Sicherung ασφάλεια fusible sytytyslanka fusible osigurač fusibile ヒューズ 퓨즈 zekering sikring zapalnik fusível плавкий предохранитель säkring ฟิวส์ sigorta cầu chì 保险丝

fuse

vt. fundir, fusionar, derretir un metal por medio de calor.

fuse

vt, vi (ortho) fusionar(se)
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That plotter Waddington, or some of his tools, dropped a bomb where it might have done us some injury, but Professor Bumper, who was a fellow passenger, on his way to South America to look for the lost city of Pelone, calmly picked up the bomb, plucked out the fuse, and saved us from bad injuries, if not death.
Consequently, they do not dig graves, they blast them out with power and fuse.
When you return I will set the fuse myself, but be careful to conceal your face, so that you cannot be recognized by them.
In the impenetrable darkness she realized that the house fuse of their Delco system must have been blown out, and she groped blindly for a match.
Would not some sort of wire or fuse he required for each parcel of dynamite?
A child who innocently blows upon the badly ignited fuse of a bomb, and makes it explode in his face, is no more terrified than was Mahiette at the effect of that name, abruptly launched into the cell of Sister Gudule.
Aramis led Porthos into the last but one compartment, and showed him, in a hollow of the rocky wall, a barrel of powder weighing from seventy to eighty pounds, to which he had just attached a fuse.
Just as the once independent dukedoms of France had to fuse into a nation, so now the nations had to adapt themselves to a wider coalescence, they had to keep what was precious and possible, and concede what was obsolete and dangerous.
It remained for another great passion, perhaps the greatest of my life, to fuse these gyves in which I was trying so hard to dance, and free me forever from the bonds which I had spent so much time and trouble to involve myself in.
One estimates it thirty miles, because the internal heat, increasing at the rate of about one degree to each sixty to seventy feet depth, would be sufficient to fuse the most refractory substances at that distance beneath the surface.
One of them then lit the fuse and the whole thing was given a shove down the stairway, while the detachment turned and scampered to a safe distance.
The fuse in his hand touched the dark substance which he had spread out upon the rock.